Shopping here is quite an experience. Now that it is winter, we are seeing more and more “canned” foods. See the pigs’ heads peaking out. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to that!
Today concludes the exciting whirlwind of our two-week English intensive. Thank you so much for praying! Here are several fun facts from the week. Please lift up how God might use this intensive in the future–perhaps with teams from the US.
1. Students from 3 different universities attended.
2. Unexpectedly, 5 different countries were represented.
3. We originally had 12 people attending, and we asked people to pray for 20. After one no-show, there were 20 students who ranged from university-age to grandparent-age!
4. There were 2 students attending, on scholarship, from the local fellowship.
5. We partnered with 2 other like-minded organizations.
6. We met Monday-Friday from 10-3, and many are interested in continuing lessons!
Have you ever had to give a presentation? Were you a little nervous, maybe even fearful that someone would laugh at you? Now, have you ever done it in another language? Tomorrow, our intensive students will give a short presentation in English. Culturally, it is not unusual for people to laugh out loud at others in these types of situations. We’ve done some pre-teaching on how to be encouraging listeners, but we’d love for you to join us in praying for a spirit of peace and respect as students present, and as they listen to their peers.
We’ve entered the second week of the two-week, English intensive. This is a first-time offering at the Center, and we are so thankful for all that God is doing. We had 12 people signed up a few days before the start date, but we were praying, (and many of you joined us), for 20. Can you guess how many we’ve had in attendance? 20! Thank you to the One who answers and provides.
We have one student, Giorgi, who has already graduated. This has not stopped him from continuing to come to every event we offer (even the Intensive Camp this week). He is a professed athiest, but we believe God’s hand is on him. He is paired up with one of our new teammates as a language helper, and we use him to translate for our team. Would you pray for his heart? For his soul? For him to come to a crisis of belief?