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The Best Way to Start and End the Day

June 3, 2020 | Chloe Jang

The best way to start and end the day is to see the faces of Courageous cohort and engage in all kinds of conversations.

And when I say all kinds, I mean the kinds where we laugh and problem solve together and pray for and challenge each other.

For example, the students and I had planned to record a silent prayer for the graduating 8th graders. Each student was assigned to a word, so this meant that the order of the students was important. Once we all had written our words, we had some technical difficulties, and we were all out of order! However, the students were quick to offer different solutions and worked together to fix the problem.

Figuring out a way reorder ourselves on the screen


Problem solved! We successfully recorded a prayer for the 8th graders.



Another time, we laughed reminiscing the times they had to prepare for Pentecost as 1st graders and sharing which birthday treats we chose to bring.


And then there are times when we share personal stories about our families and pray for one another. We pray for healing. We pray for strength. We pray for wisdom.


There really is no better way to start and end the day than to hear the words of Courageous that bring joy, laughter, challenge, and reflection. Thank you, Courageous!


Chloe Jang

Teacher, Grade 5

Chloe Jang first developed a passion for children in high school when volunteering at her church’s children’s ministry. She learned how teaching with love and patience can have an impact on both student and teacher. Since then, Ms. Jang has received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts from Hunter College. In New York City, Ms. Jang experienced diverse classroom environments, especially teaching fourth grade in West Harlem. She’s very excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed team and serve the community!

In her free time, Ms. Jang loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She even lived in Japan for one year, serving students in a college ministry. She also loves to read fiction books, workout, and explore new restaurants.

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