Here we go again

4 Jan

We’ve had a lovely break from language school and are now mentally gearing up to resume classes next week. We enjoyed the New Year’s fireworks in Arequipa (on par with Christmas Eve) and I’ve spent considerably more time on Facebook and G+ than usual 😐 The family time has been really nice. We even got to watch a movie on the big screen (El Hobbitt 2, in English with Spanish subtitles).

I’ve signed up to teach a summer programming course Jan-Feb so I will hit the ground running next week. The kids are looking for summer programs that will help them learn Spanish (well, we are looking for programs for the kids). Our regular church is not meeting during the summer, so we’ll be visiting various area churches, which should be interesting.

Yesterday the director of the computer science dept. at one of the universities treated our whole family to lunch at a nice cebichería. This morning she took Vicki to a new market, which allowed us to try some new fruits like cactus–as long as you let the pros peel the cactus fruit, you’re good to go. Reminded me of a cross between a kiwi and a banana. The director lived near Atlanta for four months while a visiting professor at Clayton State University (!) and has been extra welcoming to us as she remembers what it’s like to be in a foreign country with little ability in the language. I hope that her American host family was as kind to her. Opportunities for cross-cultural ministry are not limited to foreign countries….

2 Responses to “Here we go again”

  1. Joben Lewis January 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Why does your church not meet during the summer? I hope the visiting goes well!
    Wow! A summer course — I bet with language and what-not that will be a lot of work in a short period of time.
    What a small world. That’s exciting to be able to swap cross-cultural experiences.

    • David Chandler January 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

      Hi Joben, our church doesn’t meet because it’s small and summer vacations make it even smaller. But it’s a good opportunity for us to visit other churches and meet more people.

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