I had a breakthrough of sorts with Dat in our last English section. Like many Vietnamese youngsters, he has a hard time pronouncing his j's. We were reading from the Bible material and in the first session, he always pronounced Jesus with the Vietnamese pronunciation, which sounds identical to the Spanish pronunciation, with the J rhyming with hey. Which is fine except it was English class. On that day, though, Dat made the J sound perfectly and he said Jesus just like I do. I was so proud of him! What a great name to be able to say in several languages! In one of my favorite hymns, Lydia Baxter begins with the phrase that doubles as the title: "Take the name of Jesus with you." Dat will now be able to do that fluently when he travels around the world spreading the Gospel in the coming years. It's the best name to know.
Applicable quote of the day:
"The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world."
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