Sunday, February 17, 2013

English

For those of you who signed up to get the airplane for our school project, plans are for it to take off Monday or Tuesday.  We'll keep you posted. 
 
Several weeks ago I mentioned on our facebook page Winklers to Estonia a couple of new things that started up in February.  Since people here have such a desire to learn English, we now have a Wednesday night Bible study in English.  My hubby actually started this for our family, but we have invited others to join us.  So far no one has come, but we are in the process of getting the word out and letting more people know. No matter what happens, our family is enjoying singing, memorizing Bible verses, and hearing a lesson from God's Word.
Ron and I have also started teaching English in a local Day Care.  We teach a group of 7 year olds and then go across the hall and teach 5-6 year olds.  Two times a week we have a short time to work with each group. 
 
Day Care
 So far things are going smoothly. We are trying to have fun, but we want them to learn too. The Day Care contacted Ron last week and asked if we can start teaching the 4 year old class too. Parents here really push their children to learn and study languages, music, dance, etc. Many of the kids we work with already speak two languages - Russian and Estonian. A couple of the kids already know a little English too. 

English time
Ultimately, our desire in all of this is to make more contacts.  We have met lots of teachers, the Day Care director, and of course, all the children.  We pray that the Lord will use us to show Christ's love and make a difference!

our group of very entergetic 5-6 year olds

The next big thing here.....Women's Day on March 8th.  Plans are being made for some outreach on this special day.  Would you pray with us that God will bless?

2 comments:

  1. We have Women's Day in Uganda, too. Our oldest son has always been a little perturbed about the fact that his birthday is on this holiday. What are ways that y'all celebrate Women's Day or what are you planning for outreach?

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  2. Sally,
    We are still finalizing our plans. This is the first time we've specifically done something for Women's Day.
    Our desire is to deliver some goodie bags with baked goods to as many ladies as possible (that we have regular contact with - post office, English classes, Day Care teachers, and our church ladies).
    We are also making a card that will have our information (name, phone number, service times, and English classes) and will attach that to the gift.

    Hope you have a wonderful Women's Day and that your son has a terrific birthday inspite of the day on which it falls.

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An encouraging word is always welcome and much appreciated!

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