Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 105 - Milestone

Well, we have reached another milestone in our life as we finish our first trimester of language school in Costa Rica.  Spanish is progressing, the school is outstanding, I have learned a lot and above all I have used the Spanish that I know a lot more than I ever could have back home.  In our day to day life, I use Spanish for 4 hours a day at school and with homework and just living and functioning here, I am forced to stretch myself all the time.  I finished the trimester with good grades and am much more comfortable using and listening to the language which is encouraging because I think Spanish is starting to sink in.

We have learned a lot more than Spanish in our 3 1/2 months in Costa Rica.  So much has happened and we have grown so much spiritually through trials, adaptations, culture, language, and new friends.  Life is going by fast and foreign has become familiar.  I have to say that I have never had more joy.  It seems that this is what I was made for and I can't imagine ever doing anything but being a foreign missionary.  I thank God for this enormous privilege.  I was chosen to be one of the chaplains for the language school next trimester, while Killillay will by the vice president of the student council.  Killillay and I as well as a few others were chosen to develop a doctrinal statement that students that participate in chapel will have to agree to.  The second trimester promises more Spanish and more ministry and more of our favorite days in Joel's office discussing theology over a cup of the best coffee Costa Rica has to offer.

We had a great time with Kim's sister Kristin and her husband Tobin.  We are so thankful that they got us out of the city to hang out at the beach with them for several days.  We had good adventures and many memorable experiences.

1 comment:

Kurt said...

Thank God for 'Milestones'. There is a lifetime of revelation in the milestones God provides in the work of the Knigdom. God's richest blessing be to your family.