Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nomadic Giver of Light update....

View of our city
We have completed our first week of ESL (English as a Second Language) or English Clubs as we call it. We teach at a University in town twice a week (Tue/Thur). These English Clubs are open to the public and free to attend.  There are many ages represented throughout our students. So far, the youngest student was around 6 and the oldest was near 40 or 50 years old. Our first day of class was a bit hectic as we were trying to evaluate the students’ English levels and adapt our lessons accordingly. The first day, 10 students attended and the second day we had a large group of 15 people. We also teach at a nearby location twice a week (Wed/Fri) and we had 3 people attend this week. This has been a learning experience for not only the students but for us as well as we adapt to each other’s teaching methods and learn to teach English to those with whom we cannot speak their language. We are learning the languages (two languages are spoken here) but it is very difficult and a slow process.

Our team with our supervisor & a national friend
There are many ways in which you could lift us and the community up to The Father. Here in this city, as described, the hearts of the locals are very cold and closed off to Truth.  Please remember us as we seek to build relationships with our students and any other locals that we have contact with. Lift us up as we seek to share with them the Good News. This Good News that includes learning that an Evil Eye is not needed for an everlasting Peace and Hope. We want to obey everything The Father will ask of us but we also need to be smart about when the time is right and the hearts are ready. As we already stand out as nearly the only 4 Americans within this city, we hope that the differences they see in us would make a difference in them! Please remember us as we are continuously trying to learn the languages so that we are able to communicate more effectively with those around us. Please lift our supervisors who live with us up to The Father. Please also remember our siblings from the other country as they work hard for the task at hand. We will be joined by some short-term (2 week) teams from other countries in July, so this is another way that you can lift us all up to The Father.  Please ask that the Father would develop within them a heart for Central Asia.

We look forward to what The Father has in store for us throughout the remaining 5 weeks we have in this country. We also would like to thank you for your support as we are on this great adventure in hopes of completing the world-wide work.


We look forward to sharing more of our journey with you in these next coming weeks!

Until then…

In His hands,

-Olivia and Lauren