Mark and I started language class today. We learned 200+ vocabulary in class, and I expect to have them all memorized by Friday…NOT! Oh, the joy of being students! Seriously, though, we are excited to be taking the class. Our desire is to learn the language well so that we can talk to people here about meaningful stuff. It’s a small but interesting class. Other than the US and Canada, there are 4 other nations represented – Greece, Brazil, Bosnia and Russia.
We have been meditating on how God sovereignly orchestrated our lives to prepare us for living here in this Central Asian mega-city. We are doing pretty much everything that we were doing in Washington DC last year – we walk everywhere and take public transportation because we don’t have a car, we haul groceries home, and we feel that our apartment now is ginormous compared to that cozy studio in DC. There are other ways that God has prepared us, like experiencing Central Asian culture in Kyrgyzstan and having to figure things out in a culture where you don’t know the language yet. We are thankful.
Speaking of God’s sovereignty, here’s an article on MSNBC that I highly recommend you read: