Saturday, September 8, 2012
I just wanted to say thank you to all those who had a part in giving and making it possible for me to be at BBTI this year. I was really amazed and humbled by the generosity of so many. God has shown Himself strong in providing for my needs. I am in the process of getting Thank you notes out, but it has taken me awhile with so many to write. Thank you for being a blessing and encouragement to me!
Greetings from Texas! Today we are finally enjoying some cooler weather. 85 degrees is actually starting to feel cold now. Texas is very different from Maryland. I can’t say I will ever get used to scorpions and BOUS’s (Bugs of Unusual Size). Just so long as I don’t find a snake in my house, I’ll be good.
I have a nice sized two-bedroom apartment all to myself. It is much nicer than I was expecting. The other two single girls share the apartment connecting to mine. Our class at BBTI is very small this year, just three single girls and three married couples plus lots of kiddos.
Yesterday concluded our second week of classes. Everything is going very well. The classes are not as hard as I had expected but still definitely somewhat of a challenge. First thing in the morning, we have World Survey. In this class, we learn about two different missionaries, a country and an unreached people group. We each take turns researching and giving the reports.
Following World Survey is our Phonetics class. This is the most challenging (and humiliating) part. It is actually rather interesting learning how to analyze everything we say. We are learning how to make all sorts of crazy sounds. At least we get lots of laughs in this class.
Bro. Cobb is teaching our culture class. For this class we are learning about many aspects of different cultures. Sometimes learning about the different cultures can be overwhelming. It is no wonder so many people experience culture shock. This class is definitely showing me mine own weaknesses and inability to adjust to another culture on mine own. Thankfully, I know that wherever the Lord puts me, He will give me the grace to learn how to adapt.
Here are some pictures of my house: