Wendy Graves Story
Recently, I got this e-mail from Wendy Graves, Director of Missions for Christian Family Chapel in Jacksonville, Florida: “Cathy Lentz trained 10 people at our church this weekend as we look forward to starting a pilot class for ESL in our church. She mentioned Tried and True ESL Lessons and we would be excited to use that as the curriculum for our pilot class.”
These are the kinds of e-mails I love to receive—churches excited about getting involved in ESL ministry. After 17 years of leading the 11-hour ESL Training Workshop for many churches, I’ve had the privilege of seeing lots of ESL ministries start. At the same time, I’ve also seen some ministries struggle. Upon investigation, the struggle is often because volunteer teachers find it challenging to write viable weekly ESL lesson plans. This is one of the main reasons Tried and True ESL Lessons and Tried and True ESL Lessons Time Saving Lesson Plans for Instructors was created—to eliminate the struggle many experience in writing ESL lesson plans.
Four weeks after Wendy’s first e-mail to me, I received an update: “Hello from lovely Florida. Well, it’s done—registration and placement interviews and 125 students! We are starting this week!” Wendy chose Tried and True ESL Lessons for her new ESL ministry and the anticipated 125 students. I look forward to reports of success from this new ministry.