Paola Sandoval’s heart’s desire was to be a social worker, especially helping children. But her mother died and that was the end of her pursuit of higher education. She returned to Vicente Guerrero to support her family…there was an opening in the Disabled Children’s Learning Center. She applied and was accepted.
Marisol Carino really wanted to be a teacher but her education ended at high school with the death of her father. She studied at any and every opportunity. Then the door opened to teach at the Mission D.C.L.C.
Teresa Guevara also wanted to be a teacher, but to receive higher education you needed money or influence. Teresa had neither. She didn’t even have bus fare to get to and from high school. Then she had a true conversion experience, surrendered her life to Christ, and wanted to serve Him as a teacher.
After spending a year in the third grade, wearing a dunce cap, the little girl could neither read, write nor spell. Her father told her, “You had better learn to work hard because you are not very smart.”
A fifth grade teacher took an interest in this child, disregarding her grade point average and taught her to read.
Twenty years later, Dr. Henrietta Mears from Hollywood Presbyterian Church, spoke into her life and Charla became a Sunday school teacher.