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7979爱陪读 · 文/秀仪
BYE BYE MY LITTLE OVERLORD
7979 Guide & Care · Written by Sow Yee
“Grandma, uncle, mummy, brothers, let’s have our meal!”
Ku Bao addresses all the elders at home before having their meal.
Ku Bao’s parents have divorced. His mother, bringing 3 children, rented small house together with his grandma and uncle in Batu Pahat. Ku Bao’s school teacher noticed the lack and need of his family and informed the Agape Companion Class at Gereja Erntian Batu Pahat (7979 Holistic Care Station); the teacher from the Companion Class contacted the family and Ku Bao started his journey with us.
As the youngest in the family, Ku Bao is grandma’s dearest. Whatever he wants, grandma will give it to him immediately, treating him as a priority. Because of their love for him, Ku Bao become very obstinate and capricious. There was once where he fought with his brother simply because of a chair, and he almost wrestled with his brother. This behavior continued to manifest during Companion Class.
The teacher in Companion Class say the siblings fight. After understanding the situation, the teacher shared the “Chopstick Story” with Ku Bao, reminding him that, as brothers, they should care for each other, and he must learn to love his family. “Would you like it if someone kept taking away your things?”, the teacher asked Ku Bao gently. The question was like cool water poured down his head, putting out his anger. After a few seconds, Ku Bao looked down, and he answered, “No, I wouldn’t like it”. Through this, the teacher guided Ku Bao to understand the feelings of neglect his brother experienced. After a few months of coaching, Ku Bao learns to respect and be courteous to others, hence reducing the fights between the brothers.
As his character builds, his studies also begin to improve.
“Is there anything you don’t know？”
“Teacher, I help him with his homework！”
“Just add up these few numbers, and remember to put it on the right positions！”
When he finishes his homework, Ku Bao starts helping his classmates with theirs. Sometimes, he get too excited helping others that he doesn’t even look at his own homework. When he first came to the class, homework is “abstruse” to him, the words recognize him, yet he doesn’t recognize them, and teacher had to explain them to him one by one. Now, Ku Bao has changed, and he has become the diligent little helper in class.
Time flies, and Ku Bao is now an upper primary student. Very soon, he will enter secondary school and start a new learning journey. One day, as he searches for sources on the shelf, he found a Bible and asked, “Teacher, can I have this Bible?” With this, he gets his first Bible. One day, when the teacher shared about a bible story in the class, Ku Bao asked, “Teacher, which book of Bible and which chapter you are talking about?” Only then, teacher realized that he read the Bible; the book is not just kept for dust.
The only thing the teacher can do is to continue praying for him, hoping that his relationship with God will continue, and that Jesus will become the leader of his life.