Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ninajifunza Kiswahili

     I learn by flash cards. I always have. On Monday I began language learning, and the picture above are the flashcards I have made out of the verbs, phrases, questions, vocabulary, etc. that we have been learning. It has been amazing to me how I can learn so much in a short time and understand my teacher most of the time, though I often have to ask him to repeat himself. I am still quite shy about using it when I go places because I speak so slowly, but I am working on it, and enjoying having conversations (as short as they may be with what I know) with people in their language. Please pray, as I continue to learn, that I will grow more bold.

     By the way, the name of the post says I am learning Swahili.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Time to Go

     Today is the day. I am heading to Kenya in a couple of hours and will arrive there Sunday evening. Will you please pray for safe travels and that everything would go smoothly? After I arrive I will send out a quick e-mail to let everyone know that I have arrived safely. It will probably be 4-6 weeks before you will here from me again as I try to get settled in, begin working on language study and as I am building relationships. You may still write to me it just might be a little bit before you here from me, as I unplug for a little while.