February 2011

Slick celebrated a very special day yesterday, and invited the entire school to join him…

Friend, fellow missionary and fellow French student, Celine, is amazing at creating cakes. Rather than candles, the chocolate-dipped rasberries represented the number of years (please don't count!).

We wanted to post a picture of what we actually do each day, but it’s impolite to take pictures in class. Then we realized that Slick takes pictures everyday – of the board – because Donna only goes to school in the morning. She copies the afternoon notes from the board…

learning verb tenses

Zoe uses her Christmas gift from Grandma and Granddad to chat with them from time to time.

As we reach the halfway mark of our time in language school, we sometimes feel as if there were more to learn now than when we began! But God has definitely answered your prayers from last month: we have truly begun to understand some of the more complicated intricacies of French – but we are also seeing now how much we have yet to learn.

It’s a bit like training for a marathon (which Slick is doing) or plowing through the Wednesday of a busy work week. Thus we would really appreciate your prayers for endurance to persevere through “hump time,” as well as discernment as to what our path should look like when we depart in a few months.