So my first two weeks in Prague have been very busy. Learning the language, meeting new people and trying to find my way around the city has filled up my time daily.
A few highlights:
*I have found a really neat cafe that I think will become my new “getaway”. Its cozy and quiet and away from the main city centre and hopefully a place I can go to reflect through the weeks ahead. *I finally feel encouraged and excited to be in my language class. Its been a struggle to grasp the basics of the Czech language but I am determined to try! *I have met a handful of Czechs and internationals and see friendships forming and opportunities to share with them already! Praise God!
Some things you can be praying about:
When I first came up with my support goal and budget last summer, the US Dollar was at a good exchange rate. Unfortunately that has not continued and the decline as well as some unplanned expenses has placed my support goal much higher. As of today I have another $8,000 to raise! I know that this number is not impossible with God’s direction and provision. Please pray for me to continue to make support raising a high priority and that people would be responsive if the Holy Spirit is leading them!
I am teaching two English conversation classes during the week at a local Czech high schooll. I would appreciate prayers for good communication, patience and guidance on how best to reach these students!
And finally, some fun moments/phrases as of yet:
*Kara Swindler seems to run into/fall into anything and everything around here. We believe the tilt of the earth is extremely different here. Pictures coming soon… *There is a Guatemalan guy in our language class that starts every story or thought with the phrase:”So this one time in Guatemala when I was high…”- yeah, lots of opportunity to share with him! *Since moving into the dorms, Kara Lee and I do not have a kitchen to cook in. All we have in our room is a small refrigerator. My diet thus far has consisted of salami and cheese sandwiches, yogurt and Ritz crackers (which you cannot find in Prague. I had to go to Vienna to get those!) and an occasional apple. Thinking this might not be a good means of survival for the whole year… =)
Thank you for continued to stick with me through this journey…God is at work here and I am excited to share more with you soon!