Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Great ESL class last night. I enjoyed
sharing cookies with the children at
the end of class. Deborah and I really
enjoyed teaching the adults the simple
Christian song - Alleluia, Praise ye the Lord.
We sang it several times and of course had
them stand up and sit down as they sang.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
We had a great class ESL class at Azalea Place in
Chamblee tonight. Our intermediate class only had 3
students but Penny's beginning class had about 7 students.
Leah came and helped me. Tonight we studied about going
to the Doctor and sickness. I had my grab back of
medical stuff - medicine, thermometer, stethoscope,
etc. We also read the story of Jesus calming the storm.
Last Sunday Inna and I went to Toccoa to speak
at Ebenezer Baptist Church about short-term
missions. Inna specifically talked about
Byelorussian Mission. We had a great day together
and enjoyed the wonderful people at the church who
are praying about a short term mission trip to Belarus.
Afterwards we ate lunch at Zaxby's with a gentleman
from the church. While talking with him I found out he
is married to one of my Dad's 2nd or 3rd cousins.
In fact now thinking back to several years ago he and
I had talked about mission trips at the Spears family
reunion. It's a small world.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
It has been awhile since I posted online but
ministry continues all around. Rather than trying
to "catch up" I'll post some recent happenings!
3 weeks ago I attended the preschool of some of
our little students from The Falls for a program.
It is always fun to see the kids in other surroundings
and to be invited to other activities. When I arrived
one of the little boys yelled, "It's Miss Cathy,
It's Miss Cathy." He ran out of the circle of preschoolers
to grab my hand and lead me into the room. Then he smiled
at me as if I was afraid and said,"It's okay Miss Cathy,
They speak your language!" I thought it was so cute. I
know I was smiling on the inside.
I really enjoy the English classes each week. The families
are very special. Mark and I had the opportunity to go
out to eat at a new restaurant that one of the Dads has opened
in Buford. It is called Mezza Luna and the food was delicious.
For the next few weeks we will be helping at Azalea Place Apt
in Chamblee with English classes. We were able to go on Tuesday
to meet the people in the classes. I have my own way of teaching
but if I substitute for someone else I try and follow their
pattern so I don't confused the students. It should be fun.