Emily Jerome

 

July 2019 Update

Last night, before Neighborhood ESL started at 6:30pm, a couple walked in. The wife introduced herself and her husband. She told me that she is not coming to take the class, but she wants her husband to take the class. He said “hi.” 

I took the couple into the other room for enrollment and to give an entry exam to determine the man’s level of English. As he filled the written part of the exam, I talked with his wife. She told me that they are from Haiti and she’s been in the states for years, and her husband just joined her in the states only a few months ago. She told me that he desperately needs English.
This is the story of so many in my class, freshly arrived and seeking English classes. Most all who have joined us are from the direct neighborhood of Winter Hill.
I am laughing today, because we have seen ONLY MEN sign up for our Neighborhood ESL at YWAM Boston. We now have 5 men who have committed to attend English class regularly. The men are from many different nations, including South Korea, Brazil, Pakistan. El Salvador, and Haiti.
We now have two ESL Teachers who are interning with us. I am thankful because they are working very hard and growing as teachers. They are also gaining college credit for their service with us! I am thrilled to offer this internship. They will be with us until July 5.
If you have a moment, pray that God provides more teachers to come and join us, as we reach the nations in Somerville, MA! The nations are here among us. Our vision is to say “welcome home!”

2 These were his instructions to them: “Plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out more laborers to help you, for the harvest is so plentiful and the workers so few.- Luke 10:2

In Luke 10:2, Jesus instructed us to pray boldly for workers to be provided for missions. Please join me to pray for teachers to join this ministry. I’m going to boldly ask that you pray for men to join me as teachers. My (adult) students will do well to have godly men teaching them and being good role-models for them.  Thank you!

 

May 2019 Update

Emily is deeply involved in YWAM’s neighborhood ESL classes.  The program was started in March and the first semester will be completed in July.  There are many immigrants living right around YWAM, Boston, wanting to learn English.  These classes provide an excellent opportunity to reach out and share the love of Christ.  Pray for follow-up mentoring with those who show an interest in the Bible.

Pray also for Emily as she continues with her early morning ESL classes with young students in foreign countries via social media and other technologies.  She finds these ESL classes a fun way to start her day.

Pray for Emily’s newest teaching interns.  They are teaching in the neighborhood ESL and tutoring a YWAM missionary during the day.  She is enjoying mentoring these teachers who will be with her until July 5.

July will be a busy time as about 50 teenagers will be coming to take part in this summer’s “Joshua Generation” program.  Emily will be involved in this exciting ministry.

March 2019 Update

 

I’m involved in many things that need prayer:

**I’m continuing to teach ESL every morning in a foreign country via electronic media. The school has been encouraging new revamps of our teacher profile and classroom, so I’m busy with a teacher intro video and revamping my classroom. Pray for my students. Having some new insight into certain kids and their cases. Every day brings new challenges. I need prayer.

**Pioneering an ESL in Somerville, MA (suburb of Boston). We have two students. One is Pakistani and another is Salvadorian. This is a great new opportunity. Pray for my new ESL interning Teacher. She is a gem and I’m thankful to work with her.

**Pray for my new TESOL starting April 15. I am in registration mode. This is a school that trains teachers and offers above internship. I’m thankful for all the new opportunities to multiply myself, while serving as well.