Sharing the Gift of Reading

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When my friend Joyce was the wife and mother in a missionary family in Cameroon, she knew women who could not read. Joyce and I became friends in Oxford, Mississippi, where her husband served as our church’s preacher and my husband served as its campus minister. Because of her experience in Africa, Joyce was a proponent of literacy and volunteered to teach women to read.

What a blessing it is to be able to read. When we can read, we can go anywhere. Even more importantly, we can read the precious Word of God. One of my joys is reading to our grandchildren. Another of my joys is knowing that our children read to them, too. And another joy is knowing that our older granddaughters read to their younger siblings.

My Saturday poster for you today is again one by A. M. Upjohn.

Drawing by A. M. Upjohn, created between 1915 and 1920. Courtesy Library of Congress.

I have treasured Your word in my heart,
So that I may not sin against You.
Psalm 119:11

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