You may be wondering what has been keeping us busy here at the Missionary Training Center in the last few weeks.
Since arriving back on campus we have been adjusting back to life here, getting groceries, cleaning up our apartment after it sat empty for 3.5 weeks over Christmas break, and Pete has jumped right into classes for the Linguistics course. Pete has class from 8am to 12pm everyday, then a short lunch break and back to class from 1:20pm until 2:20pm and often stays for an hour or two afterward to finish up homework. He is also responsible for 5 hours of campus work per week and to be involved in a community outreach which takes around 2-3 hours per week.
The Linguistics course has been challenging so far, with a new problem of language analysis and interpretation each day to work on. Pete is enjoying the work, but it definitely is stretching for him.
All the papers you see spread out in front of Pete are just one of his Linguistics problems. He was not posing for this picture, that is really the perplexed look he had while he was completing the problem.
As for Liesl, what am I doing well…you name it, I’m probably getting it done. Throughout the week I do the house-wife stuff…laundry, cleaning, cooking meals, grocery shopping, meal planning, finances, dishes (we don’t have a dishwasher, so there are alot of these), keeping up with prayer/financial partner emails and contacts, and working on a strategy for our partnership development. I am also coaching gymnastics one night a week for the local YMCA in town, and judging on many of the weekends.
Sometimes we just have to have fun over top of all the business, and homework, so here are some pictures of Pete and a giant apple that his mother and I picked out for him on one of our Christmas break shopping outings. We wanted to take some pictures with the apple before we ate it…it was very good by the way. After eating about 2 slices I felt like I had eaten a whole regular size apple!