Getting closer

24 Sep

We start language school next Monday. There is a lot to be done before then! Today I met with the director and took my oral exam for placement. He suggested that I start at the basic level for review and to correct mistakes. This could be disheartening; however, I have spoken with other missionaries who did exactly the same thing and said it is well worth it to “start over,” correct bad habits, etc. And I know I desperately need the review and vocabulary expansion. Unfortunately, this means I may be in school longer than originally planned.

We reviewed the documents to start the company with an attorney. In Peru, when you start a company, you have to enumerate every possible activity that the company may ever be involved in. You can add things later, but it’s a hassle. Lord-willing, we will establish a bank account for the company tomorrow and get the papers filed by end of week. Keeping the books is a big deal, too. You must make monthly reports or pay significant fines. We talked with an accountant who used to work with SUNAT (the IRS of Peru) about doing that for us.

The attorney who is filing the incorporation papers also reviewed the rental agreement for the apartment(s) we’re looking at and found it to be typical and fair with no gotchas. The contract allows us to leave at any time with a 1-month penalty, so we will try to negotiate for a longer-term lease to lock in a good rate. Thanks for praying!

Next up, shopping for beds, stove, fridge, table, chairs, curtains, pots, pans, microwave, kettle, water filter….

2 Responses to “Getting closer”

  1. michael CHANDLER September 25, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    You have made much progress in 2 weeks! I’m sure the kids are anxious to start school. Glad you have a good place to live and the prospect of a good business there. Thanks for all the updates. I should just go to Google+ but this email is convenient. Mom talked with Rebekah Sat. and she is doing well. Michael is, too. He was filming out of town. Busy man!

    Love, Dad


  2. kcauble September 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Don’t worry about starting at the beginning with language school. You’ll progress very fast, I think, and, as your friends have said, it will have been well worth it. Anyway, the right foot of language learning is exposure and the left is review. That’s all there is to it. You’ll be running in no time.

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