Super excited to be here and let you know what I have been up to these past few days. Monday was a Romanian holiday so I went to Alex Bruda’s house for a big meal and to try and recover from my weekend of traveling. His wife, Cami, who is also my language teacher, made an AMAZING meal and I knew right then I was going to enjoy being here for a year 🙂
I went to the Every Generation Ministries office on Tuesday and we scheduled a month of orientation for me. Alex and Mike are going to do an in depth review of EGM and train me for the few weeks that I am here. I started language classes with Cami this week and I am very excited to continue. We are meeting between 4-5 hours a week so try and speed this process up! A lot of people know English here but I am trying my best to communicate in Romanian when possible. Cami is a very patient teacher and I cannot wait until I can understand it completely!
I am going to be working at a children’s camp through Alex’s church the first week of July.. we are traveling a few hours away and running sports activities in the morning, bible study around noon and then crafts/English classes taught by me in the afternoon! I have started to research fun activities for the children to do to learn English because A. they are at camp and it should be fun and B. there are three different levels of the childrens’ ability to understand and speak English so I will need to plan accordingly.
This week I have been staying at Calvary Chapel and traveling back and forth from the EGM office, but thankfully I found an apartment yesterday that is really close to Mike and Alex’s house and the office. Unfortunately, I cannot move in until I return from camp on the 8th of July, but the location is perfect so I couldn’t give it up.
Thanks for all your support thus far! I feel at home here already and I am so thankful for all your prayers and encouraging emails!