Retooling VBS to include ESL provides opportunities for Alabama Baptist churches to reach Mixteco families

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Hallay Cagle remembers when it hit her.

“A little boy came in and he was in first or second grade, and his mom was really upset,” she said.

The mom didn’t speak English but through a translator Cagle learned that the little boy hadn’t made it to the bathroom in time at school and had been sent home. He was embarrassed, upset and on top of that, he thought he was in trouble.

“It all came down to the fact that he couldn’t say in English, ‘I need to go to the bathroom,’” she said.

And for Cagle, that just wasn’t OK. (continued…)

Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist newspaper at http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=35824.

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