Archive for August, 2011

August 17th, 2011 - 22:53 § in Africa

These are our manners…

Is it really necessary to set aside such a long period of time for language study? We have wondered about this ourselves. We would have loved to start working immediately. Besides practical reasons (how can Tabitha work properly in a hospital without speaking the language…) there are also several [...]

August 17th, 2011 - 22:34 § in Church

First Sermon…

It was very exciting, but during the Summer School I preached my first sermon in French. I have to admit it was more like a meditation of about 8 minutes. You can listen to the sermon here and read the French text. After the sermon we sang the Taizé song Jesus le Christ. The sermon […][...]

August 17th, 2011 - 21:18 § in Africa, News

Oui, oui j’aime Paris!

This is one of Maria’s favorite sayings, and she works magic with it; people can’t help but smile! We as well are starting to get used to being here and the communication in French slowly but surely starts to sound like a conversation. In the shop, at the playground, in the subway, at the langua[...]

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