Sunday, November 8, 2009
Two of the students, my translator Mitijah and Igor drove me about an hour and a half west to Trieste, Italy a port city at the top of the Adriatic Sea. I am very familiar with Trieste having spent almost four years there in the early days. Caleb and Linda are applying and interviewing to serve with ACCI in Italy.
Part of my job is recruiting new missionaries for ACCI…
I enjoyed meeting Caleb after talking with him over the phone on several occasions since about 2004. He is a likeable guy and, like his sister, Jolynn who served in Trieste before him, he seems to be a master of language acquisition. As might be expected, I generally dislike people who are good at language learning. I doubt if you will ask why this might be. They have made their home in Trieste for four years, he and Linda and have two children. Regrettably, Linda was unable to join us.
This is an open hearted, nice guy. The first question I ask myself when choosing a missionary is, “Is this person likeable?” Caleb passed the first test with flying colors.