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.