As for me and my house we will serve the Lord....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Church visits and Graduation

We have been busy this month, Garry is thinking about the farm here in Manitoba and getting ready to plant here, and we have been making decisions about what is going into the luggage and homeschooling materials for the boys. We are planning to fly out of New York City, after visiting relatives, on July 7th.

We spoke about our mission plans at our home church Emmanuel E Free, two Sundays ago, and visited the Ste. Aldolphe Fellowship, where the town is surrounded by the Red River flood, but one road is open to get in and out. We enjoyed talking to the people there, and got to know some of them better at lunch.

Two weeks ago we hurried over to Providence College after church where I received my BA in TESOL. Some of the kids came and our granddaughters were there to congratulate me, that's Xaris, who is 2 1/2 with me.

Monday, April 6, 2009

LACE class

Garry and Teresa spend 5 days at the end of March in green Langley BC at the Gateway missionary training school for a LACE class. This was a class about how to learn language using a language helper along with some work on phonics and other ways to help future missionaries learn their target language. As part of the class we got to use use a language helper to learn a language, Garry worked on Subwano (spelling?) from the Philippines and Teresa was in the Wolof group with Marjorie, a missionary who had worked in Gambia. The staff was wonderful as were our fellow students which included many future missionaries from other countries who have already learned English as another language. Both the training and the experience of being with our fellow participants made the week well worth the time away. It also gave us an apprieciation for the task ahead as Russian is considered one of the more difficult languages to learn! Garry is still working hard with his program on CD everyday and has memorized nearly 100 Russian words.