Thanks for all of your encouragement on our last post. We are quite settled in and enjoying our evening walks.
Jevin — I’ve spent two mornings at the “sans logis” (soup kitchen + extra services). They serve two meals. Once for the “petit déjeuner ” at 9:30 in the morning, and and dinner around 5pm and 6pm. On my first day there, I wasn’t really sure how I would plug in. As I was waiting to report in, I saw three employees hovering around a computer. They looking really frustrated. I gathered up some courage: “je suis l’ingénieur informatique. Puis je t’aider?” (I work with computers, can I help you out? “.. “oui oui! Servez vous! ” (please! Have at it). Try were trying to get a printer on their network connected to the computer. Took me about 20 minutes and they were thrilled. Nice! I’m useful within the first 5 minutes! After that, I went to work in the kitchen, cleaning dishes and prepping for the dinner meal, just getting used to the place.
Ashley — it seems that teaching Français is going to be harder than we thought. It’s a 1.5 hour train ride each way. With Savannah and no help it will be tough. The team is trying to come up with stuff in the office and around town to help out.
She is very passionate to really get an advanced handle on the French language. She is doing weekly one on one French tutoring via Skype with a French national. She is loving this.
Savannah — she is awake almost all day and is still up a lot during the night. The baby is generally happy, so that makes us happy. As expected, she keeps Ashley busy.
If you are praying, ask God to guide us. It’s important to us that we are effective while we are here.