Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I had my first day of classes today. Boy howdy!!! I have a long way to go. But I know that as long as I give it my all, my efforts will pay off. Knowing German and having studied Greek will really help. At 9, first session begins with Carlos. He is very easy to talk to and gave me confidence. He knows German also, so when I would struggle with Spanish, he would throw in some Duetsch. I think we will be good friends. Second session begins around 11:10 with Henry. He’s a middle aged gentleman and super fabulous. Very fatherly and kind. It is a good school.

I met two more sons today and learned of the other sister. One boy is 8 years old--he and his friend were playing rough this afternoon. Precious. Then I talked in full English with the 20 year old boy. He is going to college to be a mechanical engineer. He helped me with my homework! It’s still his summer break, so he goes to the coast a lot with his friends. But he said if I ever need anything, just to ask for him. I would if I knew his name : ) oh dear.

I’m supposed to studying my Spanish vocabulary now, but I wanted to take the time to catch up on my life so far. I have much to learn; it is going to be an incredible journey!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a blogging friend of Robin Ryan's, and she sent me over here. Our church has been to Arequippa twice and will be there again to finish the project in August - one of the buildings will be named for and dedicated to a young man from our church who died last summer, just before he was to go there again - his name was Dan Walker.

    What an adventure you have begun!