Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Adventure

For the last couple of weeks, Tim has been throwing around the possibility of starting English classes as an outreach opportunity. He didn't say much, just a comment here and there. Last night, just before the service, he decided to start on Saturday! Aaaaahhhhh!!!! Wow! We have a lot to do today and tomorrow to prepare. A number of people from church showed interest plus word of mouth. I have no idea how many will show up Saturday morning. I'm sure that we will have to divide the class into different levels. We will be requiring the students to attend a minimum of one church service per week in order to attend the class. The minimum age is 13. The difficult part will be getting started. Most Brazilians under 30 have had an introduction to English - some good, some bad. One lady from church teaches English in the public school. She can read it some, but can't speak it hardly at all! Anyway, pray for us as we prepare to teach. We want to use this time to present the Gospel as well as to teach English. I'll let you know on Saturday how everything went!

4 comments:

Ashley said...

sounds like a great idea... let us know how it goes. isnt that one of the fun things about being in the ministry, whenyour husband decides to do something big somewhat spontaneously?:) I will be praying for yal this sat.

Dani Joy said...

I teach english here in Spain too, but private lessons in homes and in my home. It´s been an open door on many occations.
It´s exciting when our husbands have ideas. Sometimes I get a little nervous for new things but that´s what is great about the ministry. Praise the Lord we don´t do it in our own strength.
May you see much fruit for your faithfulness!
Can´t wait to see how it goes.

Pilar Stark said...

BAck to teaching uh? :) Let us know how it goes, I am sure it will be a great tool.

Ingi said...

I'm open to suggestions and ideas. This is new territory for both of us. I'm a history and math teacher. Tim is math and science. English is going to be a little new, especially as a second language! Thanks for the prayers!