Nations Represented

I knew we had students from many countries in our ESL, but when I got the computerized list, I was amazed to see that there were 46 nations on it for 2016-2017. In alphabetical order they are: Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Burundi, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Georgia, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zambia.  Last fall (2017) I asked for the list of countries for that semester, expecting very few if any new ones.  I was surprised to learn we had eleven new nations on our roll: Central Africa Republic, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Eritrea, Indonesia, Pakistan, Rwanda, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.  It's like having a United Nations gathered in our church.  I wish those who are skeptical about the immigrants who have come to America could see them at our ESL, studying hard so that they can get a good job and have a better life.  Sometimes as I look at all the nationalities who are gathered together at break time, I think of what heaven will be like as described in Revelation 7:9  "...and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb."


Nations of the World Gather at Southcliff to Learn English



Hope Literacy Inc | Executive Director: Harry Wilson | Phone 817.999.9357