Sometimes you just know that a student has such hope and such promise. I have a student, named David, who is that kind of student. I have been working with him for a few months. He is an amazingly dedicated young man. He has a wife and 3 young children. He wants to become a career army man. I have been tutoring him so that he can re-take the ASVAB test. That is the test that either gets you into the military, or keeps you out, depending upon the score.
Here is an example of his work ethic and dedication. He accesses the internet using his phone, because he does not have a computer. Or, time permitting, he goes to the library. When his children are tucked into bed for the evening, and his wife is home, he works on extra math problems. I mean he works TONS of extra problems. He looks up extra problems on the internet and works them. But, in order to get access to the internet, he has to stand in the parking lot with his notebook on the hood of his car, in the cold, and work problems. He does it all the time. Each tutoring session, he comes with problems worked out, and is fully prepared with questions about the things he doesn’t understand.
He holds himself to the highest standard, and continues to practice concepts until he masters them. He desperately wants to succeed on this test and loves his wife and children beyond measure. His faith in God and his faith in his own capabilities continues to grow. He is one for the ages; the real deal. Of course, his dedication serves to increase my zeal to help him succeed. How can you not believe in such an extraordinarily dedicated man?
So after many months of hard work, David is ready. This weekend he will be reviewing and practicing. On Monday he re-takes the exam. I ask that you each pray for him. Pray that he remembers all that he needs to, and that he succeeds. Pray for him and his family. I would appreciate it if you would pass this prayer request to whomever you see fit. You see, he is ready to launch. He is about to begin writing the future and is boldly marching forth. May your prayers, and God’s guidance be with Him: this weekend, on Monday, and beyond.
Thanks for your prayers~~