Friday, March 5, 2010

Rain in Spain

Ha, ya I know it rhymes. Anyways, today was Friday and another day of observing. I have met most of the teachers by now ( I don't know that I remember all of their names, but Im working on it:). During the staff meeting, I volunteered for an all-nighter to help with for the high school next Friday. I figured it would be a good way to get to know some of the students better (I will just need lots of coffee:) I really like this school and just the way they are set up and run. We had chapel this morning, and one of the father's of the students performed a biblical monologue that was very moving. I continued to observe, and then lunch was provided by the seniors' parents ( a fundraiser that they do for their senior trip). During lunch I sat by one of the science teachers, Mel. He is an elderly man, and he and his wife have been here in Spain for 17 years (they are going home after this year). It was wonderful to hear how God had worked in his life. He and his wife had been interested in missions early on, but there mission board said they needed more experience. So they ended up teaching elsewhere, and then the Lord blessed them with a family and ministry....but later on in life God opened up the door for them to come here. Everyone has a story of how God brought them here; I love that. And then this afternoon I finished my bulletin board! Definitely not perfect, but a work in progress. It was a rainy day, and Merry and I drank some coffee (with milk as the Spaniards do, for as Merry said, when in Spain, do as the Spaniards!) and I think I distracted her too much from her lesson planning, but we had a good talk. Oh, did you know that there is a Cuenca in Spain?!?!? That's where the name originated (Cuenca is the city my family and I lived in in Ecuador). There a different places that Merry wants to take me, but with teaching I am not sure how much sight seeing I will get to do. Actually I have kind of a random prayer request. I will be going to a conference with the teachers in Germany over break, but it doesn't take all of break. I was talking with some of the teachers, and they said I should travel as much as I can. I would love love LOVE to go t London if possible. But I won't go unless I have someone go with me or have a missionary family that could meet me there ( I don't really know of anyone but I might ask some of the teachers at the school). In the scheme of life, it's not that big of a deal because my purpose here is to teach and be in the ministry here. But it would be great if something like that would work out. I will just leave that in God's hands. Merry and I watched a movie tonight, and then she showed me some pictures of the running of the bulls (it was in September, so I missed it!!)
Tomorrow morning I am going downtown to Madrid with a couple of the teachers, but its suppose to be rainy and in the 40's tomorrow, so that could be interesting:) But I am excited to go.
For now, that's all. Thanks for praying

1 comment:

  1. I was trying to think of something witty to say to go along with your "Rain in Spain" theme, but it's hard to think of words that rhyme well with "Ankeny" or "Iowa", so I'll skip that! It's sounds like things are going well for you - I'm glad to hear it! That's an answer to prayer. It also sounds like you have a terrific rapport with your CT. Great! We'll keep praying for you - keep up the good work!

    In Christ,
    Dr. Stupka