Greetings! Vanessa and I have just entered into the world of blogging (who would have thought!). We pray this blog will be a means for us to share what God has done and is doing in our lives. We desire that all who read will “stop and consider the wondrous works of God” (Job 37:14) which he has so clearly manifest throughout our relationship, and which we expect him to continue to manifest throughout our lives.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

A Glimpse Into Our Daily Life

 This is where we're living for six weeks. Not too shabby! We've had sunny and eighty degree weather every day since we've been  here!
Our back porch where much studying, reading, and eating takes place :-)
Our study time involves much listening and performing drills to increase fluency.
These little guys are our friends this summer! They help learn verb persons and numbers.
Our classes are held across the street in these old school buildings where other activities take place on the kibbutz.
Here's the inside of our classroom (well, we've had to change rooms since then).
Class consists of many different activities including role playing, singing, demonstrations, skits, stories, etc. which all help to internalize the language.
Another activity...this time, I was the prop!
The stories in our class are quite comical. Some, like this one, were thought through; others, however, are made up on the fly using props and other ideas we throw in as the story progresses. All of the activities and stories prepare us for the readings we have assigned for homework.
Every Friday, we celebrate Shabbat which begins in the afternoon. Here, Randall Buth is explaining the bread and the wine before we enjoy the Lord's Supper as a class. The two men standing in the background are our teachers: Jordash (left) and Aaron (right).
This week we had quite the spread: flat bread, hummus (fyi, causes terrible gas), olive oil, apricots, figs, carrots, cucumbers, wine, and juice. Yum :-)


ritasand said...

Wow, thanks for posting pictures! I love your place. I have a much better picture of what's going on now. I am thankful to the Lord that He has made it possible for you to be there, and leaning so much - while having some fun doing it. I love you both. Thanks again for the update!

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing what's going on. Can't believe our trips almost overlapped. We enjoyed Israel so much. I can't believe all we learned and how it impacted me. I will never forget it and each day when I'm reading His word it comes alive in a new way for me. Praying for you guys!

Gary McQuinn said...

Cool stuff, 'ach

Sounds like it is going well. Praying for your exam today.