Since arriving in Athens, we’ve had the chance to do quite a few things:
-help at a clothing distribution at the ministry center for women and children
-work at the Tea House – distributing food, getting to know refugees, teaching English, and playing with kids
-look for apartments, explore different neighborhoods
-search through the grocery store -and figure out what some labels say, or how to order deli items
-relax at the beach, get a sunburn
-meet with other team members to get to know them better

We’re trying to learn a little more about some of our cultural differences. Brett is currently debating how it might be best to carry his keys, wallet…etc. So, he’s trying to decide whether a “man purse” or fanny pack might be the better option. Not necessarily a choice he’d even be considering at home. :)
In teaching English yesterday, I realized that it will be quite the challenge to meet the language needs of all who attend. Some have a working level of conversation already established, while others are still trying to figure out the alphabet letters. I really enjoyed working with the class yesterday, I just hope that the range of levels within the class doesn’t become a discouragement.
Thank you to all of you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. You have been such an encouragement to us, and we’re so thankful to be here.

6 thoughts on “Getting Started

  1. Who would have thought Brett would become style oriented, and worry about a purse ! Just kidding ! Glad you are adjusting – what an adventure. I hope everyday is as exciting as your first few. Strive to keep that excitement.
    Love to all 3 of you ! Love Aunt Sandy

  2. Who would have thought Brett would become style oriented, and worry about a purse ! Just kidding ! Glad you are adjusting – what an adventure. I hope everyday is as exciting as your first few. Strive to keep that excitement.
    Love to all 3 of you ! Love Aunt Sandy

  3. Thanks, Alex. I appreciate your 2 cents. I go back and forth myself. The fanny pack gives you better security, but the man purse is so versatile. Who knew that missions was so full of such difficulties. For now I am using my messenger bag, but I’ll let you know if and when I make a change. – BRS

  4. Thanks, Alex. I appreciate your 2 cents. I go back and forth myself. The fanny pack gives you better security, but the man purse is so versatile. Who knew that missions was so full of such difficulties. For now I am using my messenger bag, but I’ll let you know if and when I make a change. – BRS

  5. Definitely the man purse! As Seinfeld would cry…”It’s European!” BUT you have to take lots of pictures and get a variety to match your shoes AND bring back to the states when in two years it will be “en vogue.” I think I will get an early start on the trend, so let me know a good brand.

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