My first few days visiting the campus of Riverdale Primary School, I heard “How are you?” over and over again from clusters of curious, cautious children. Over and over again I would answer, “I am fine. How are you?” Amidst many, many giggles, I heard the response, “I am fine, madam.” (Okay, well, actually, I continued to hear that question every day I visited Riverdale Primary—not just at the beginning!) In the beginning, I would look at the dirty dusty faces, the torn uniform shirts, the bare feet, the thin arms, the snotty noses and think, “But you are not fine. You have so many needs.” Then, at some point I realized that I had stopped seeing the needs and just saw the students—I saw the pride in answering a question, the intrigue in viewing objects with a magnifying lens, the excitement in exploration and discovery, the individual talents, the eagerness to help. I stopped seeing the needs first and saw the children, all God’s children. I saw that, in their individual worth they were indeed fine. They just deserved more.