Archive for March, 2011

We survived our first day of Spanish lessons though Gail survived at a much higher level of Spanish than I did. Truthfully, I´m not sure I´m getting it yet. Everyone wants to talk about my llama and everyone seems to have a llama, but I´m not seeing all these llamas. So this is a big pet to have around. Are they keeping them inside or what? So I´m not getting something quite yet. 

We taught our first two classes of English at the University yesterday also – 4 hours intensely getting back into practice. Allof us were exhausted at the end of the day. I think it was starting with the learning that did it. Maybe learning is harder than teaching.??!

We Have Arrived in Nicaragua

We arrived in Nicarague without incident Sunday night (3/20/11). Lots of foreign tourists at the airport which indicates that tourism in Nic. is becoming more popular – great for the economy here.

We followed some basketball player from Ft. Worth to Houston. I knew he was a bb player because he was too big for the plane. He must have been a newbie though to whatever team he was on because he was still riding coach – poor guy: I could harldly fit in the seat, so I have no idea how he did it. He had noticeable knee marks on his face when we deplaned in Houston.

We are about to go to our first Spanish lesson. We´ll do this every morning this first week. I am looking forward to it. We´ll see if we can be both a student and a teacher in the same week.

English classes at the Univ. de Managua begin at 1:30 and 4:00. We´re excited at this opportunity to be with college kids.

Leaving for Two Week Stay in Nic

We are leaving in about an hour for the airport. We are staying two weeks in Nicaragua., home on April 4. We will be teaching English for the first week at the Univ. of Managua, UdeM, and then moving for the second week to a church in Massatepe, Nicaragua, where we will teach another week of English.

Please pray for us and our team while we are there. Sadly, our

work will be greatly hampered by the passing of our Nicaraguan friend, Benjamin Quant, on March 13. He was a great servant who served as our translator on every trip. We will miss him greatly.

And while I am looking forward to it, I am also bit nervous about taking Spanish lessons while we’re down there – each morning the first week for two hours. A dose of my own medicine! Really, this is a great step forward for us.

I’ll write more as the trip develops. Flying out of Houston late today.