Great first day of classes, not many students arrived but we carried on with our lessons as planned. Lorna and I, (Lindsey) are teaching together, we reviewed 'families' which help us to get to know our students better. We had an awesome worship time together in both languages. We had prayed that the right students would be in the right classes to facilitate English lessons but also relationships.
We just finished lunch and are taking a short break before preparing for tomorrow. Later in the afternoon the 4 of us met for individualized lessons with 5 of the clinic staff including Dr. Emmanuel and Portelus, the new lab tech. They had wanted to participate in our classes but are unable to because they are working most of the day. These keeners range in English ability from very beginner to fairly fluent. We hope to do this each afternoon, Lord willing.
I (Laurie) felt extremely privileged to talk with Kathleen the midwife at length about her job (which she LOVES) and her future husband. It was a very sweet and memorable conversation! What a lovely young woman.
It is hot and humid here as expected and we are doing well. Our highlight from yesterday was watching the children sing and dance with exuberant joy in the torrential downpour!!
The cooks are preparing treats for the students - a chocolate cake for tomorrow!!