It will be Debbie's last week of teaching from 20th to 24th March. The time has gone very quickly and her students continue to be very enthusiastic in her lessons.
This week, Debbie has attended the graduation and thanksgiving service for St Peter’s Bible School on behalf of the Cathedral, and read the Dean’s message out at the ceremony in English, which was then translated into Burmese.
‘Being called by God to serve him is a great privilege. None of us deserve to be called and yet God has called you and me to be his co-workers in extending his Kingdom. As you go forth in his name, you will face both joys and challenges. Always remember that Jesus Christ is with you. Humble before Him and love the people you are called to serve. God will use the gifts he has bestowed upon you to serve him well.’ The Dean’s message was read out by Debbie.
Bishop John has expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Dean and the Cathedral. He said, ‘Thank you very much indeed for your very encouraging greetings. Thank you for your care, concern and support. It means to us a lot and very encouraging because we know that you and St John's Cathedral are with us. Debbie is doing well with busy schedule.’
In the coming week, Debbie will be presenting St John's Cathedral bookmarks to all the pre-school classes and to the St Paul's Cathedral Sunday School children. Her adult students will also be receiving certificates and a variety of gifts, generously donated by the St John’s Cathedral Choir.
Debbie will also be visiting the site for the new youth hostel being built with the money she raised in the UK, Hong Kong and through the Cathedral. ‘It is you support that has turned hopes into reality, thanks to you!’ Debbie said.
The fund for Debbie's mission is still open for donation. Contributions are welcome and can be given to the Cathedral office.