After school, day by day, Grace filled in the questions on the review and filled the cheat sheet. And day by day she asked questions and worked hard. “Wow, Grace!” Mr. Gern said. “I am impressed by all of your hard work!” “Well, it’s nothing really. I’m just happy that I got my questions answered.” On the other hand, however, Caleb has slacked off on his assignment, partially filled the cheat sheet and had hardly answered the questions. After class, he would always say to Grace, “I am just tasting that A! I know through my intelligence, I will get it!” One day Grace stopped and said, “Dude. Just stop being prideful and do your work.” He looked at her like she had three arms. “I am not being prideful!” “Dude, you are! You always talk about how great you are at Chemistry without doing any of the work!” He paused. “How do you know?” “Well, every time you say you do your work, I see you on social media having a good time with friends!” “I know, I am sorry about lying, but I am not prideful.” She reached up and placed a hand on his shoulder. “Dude, this will snowball into something really bad. I just know it! Plus, The Bible said not to be prideful or else bad stuff will occur. Just think about it.” She carried on down the hall without him or saying a word.
The day of the final eventually came up. Grace turned in her assignment completed to the teacher as he went down the row. She turned to Caleb, who was sitting next to her in class. When the teacher came around to Caleb, he handed in his assignment. “Caleb.” “Yes, Mr.Gern?” “Why is this assignment half completed?” “I, uh, didn’t finish in time.” “Mhm.” The teacher walked away shaking his head. Grace got worried for him but then concentrated on the test in front of her. Her cheat sheet was done. Caleb’s wasn’t. After the exam was over, the students burst out of the classroom and sprinted out of the school, being that all of the subject’s exams were over. Scores came in the very next day. “Hey, Caleb, what did you get?” Grace said through the phone. “Well…” “Me first?” “Yes please.” She took a deep breath in. “I got an A. What about you?” There was silence. Then his voice broke out. ” A D.” “Wow.” “Yeah.” She can sense the disappointment through his tone. “At least it is only worth 10%. Right?” Silence again. “I have to go to summer school and retake the whole class because my parents want me to get an A because the overall grade went down to a C.” “Wow.” “I should have listened to you.” “It’s okay dude. Just don’t be prideful.” “Okay.” Grace stopped to take it all in. “Well, goodbye then.” “Bye.”
Message: Proverbs 3:34 : He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
Please comment about this and what you would have done in either Grace or Caleb’s situation.
It’s that time again! It’s Venezuela update time! This time the article that we are using today is by BBC News which is called Venezuela crisis: Migrants dash to cross Peru border. So let’s get into this.
As the title of the article suggests, along with the article, ” Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to cross into Peru in a bid to beat the introduction of tougher migration laws” (BBC Para, 1). Since we talked about the Peru border opening up, it is logical that the people would leave, and this does sound good because of ” The country’s imploding economy has resulted in high unemployment and shortages of food and medicine, and hundreds of thousands of people are said to be in need of humanitarian aid” (BBC Para,5). However, according to my mom, a Venezuelan woman who knows her people, most might not want to leave or may be unable to find stable jobs. Let me explain.
Yes, most people would want to leave, “Marianni Luzardo was travelling to Peru’s northern border with her two daughters on Friday. “In Venezuela it is almost impossible to get a passport,” she told the Associated Press. “We need to get to Peru soon” (BBC Para 7), however, I have seen a trend of people not wanting to leave either because they are loyal to the president, or because they were living in Venezuela their whole lives and leaving would be leaving a piece of themselves behind. My mother has put it like this, ” If they leave, most likely the hardworking engineers would start cleaning the roads.”
Here is the chart of the migration out of Venezuela:
Due to the migration, “Latin American countries host the vast majority of Venezuelan migrants and refugees. Colombia has the most at 1.3 million, followed by Peru with 768,000, according to UN figures” (BBC Para,11). Additionally “Nearly 6,000 Venezuelans entered through the border town of Tumbes on Thursday, officials said, which is almost three times the daily average” ( BBC Para, 11 ). Additionaly, “Nearly 6,000 Venezuelans entered through the border town of Tumbes on Thursday, officials said, which is almost three times the daily average” (BBC Para, ). This means that there might be more regulations on migrations out of the country, which is actually happening now in Peru, as said by Peru’s President, Martin Vizcarra “”Our country has opened its arms to more than 800,000 Venezuelans,” he told reporters at an event in the northern city of Piura. “I think it’s completely logical and justified to ask them to bring visas to ensure better control of who enters.”” (BBC Para, 10). But luckily, as said by the president of Peru and the article, “Prior to Saturday’s deadline, Venezuelan citizens wanting to enter Peru only require a national ID card” (BBC Para, 6).