ciao tutti! Well, here we are again a month or so later. I'll start with the most recent event: end of the semester party. 2 weeks ago was the official end of our semester so of course in order to celebrate a great semester with our students, we had an American grill out! Of course, what do you have at a grill out? Barbecue, Corn on the Cob, some kind of salad, bread and potatoes. Or something like that. The hardest things on that list are the barbecue and corn on the cob. Barbecue was pretty simple because we looked up a recipe online, corn on the cob though was a little bit of a stretch. Italians say that corn on the cob is food for animals...but luckily one of the grocery stores in a town close by had some so we were saved. The food was wonderful and the students seemed to like the setup. It was sad to think this was the end of my time really teaching English. Most of my students have said they would like to continue through the summer so I will get to see them still for sure, but this party was kind of the beginning of the end.
they all start coming...
Some of my students
Now, there is the Harding Art Group, 16 students 3 professors and one of the professors 2 daughters staying at the Bible School. We are responsible for making/setting out breakfast the days they are here(monday through thursday) and one of the big meals each day. This is my second summer to do this sort of thing but man, I truly appreciate now all the times there were more than 10 people eating a meal at someone's house or a retreat or whatever. All of the people in this group are very courteous and respectful and fun. It's so cool to come downstairs and see the living room full of people working on some kind of art project.
More next week hopefully. Thank you to all my supporters and all the prayers people have said for this program and specifically for me. It makes the work here possible. Until next time!