Monday, November 5, 2007

Time flies when you're....

taking classes!

It seems like not that long ago that I drove down from Ohio to come take classes here at CIT. Now, I only have a week and a half left to go. We finished another 2 classes last week. Teams class ended on Thursday and Teaching ESL was a 2 day class on Friday and Saturday (yes, I had class on Saturday). At this class, we learned how to determine a person's level of English and how to being teaching them the English that they need and at their level. This was a certifying class- we each received a certificate of completion after this class :-)
This week's class is called "Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills". This class runs through Friday. We will be learning communication techniques and ways of relating to people better. One thing we talked about today in class was how Jesus was able to relate to people on both a head level and a heart level and how He knew which type of communication each person needed. If we are trying to be more like Jesus, we need to learn how to distinguish how to best communicate with others.
Scripture passage for the week:
Colossians 3:12-14
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
I would also like to ask for prayer this week for a few different items:
  1. Gramma is back in the hospital with what they think is an infection.
  2. I will be speaking to a Hispanic Church on Wednesday, Nov 14 about what God is doing in Venezuela, and I will be doing this in Spanish.
  3. Preparation for my ministry and service in Venezuela as I am nearing the 2 month mark of my going.

Thank you for your continued prayers. God bless you.

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