Monday morning, late morning let’s not get carried away, I met my pastor for coffee. It was great to catch up in person for the first time since the shutdown. We have messaged each other often but it is not the same as in person.
We discussed many things including a few things pertaining to my home church. There will be some exciting changes coming. One pertains to a new member who is from Brazil.
Our new friend from Brazil wants to reach out to international students and my pastor wants to connect us. When my pastor brought it up, I jumped on the idea. I had been hoping to find a way to connect with international students since last summer.
Last summer, the college I had taught for abruptly canceled the ESL classes I had taught for 20 years. In those classes I would often have students who were preparing for the TOEFL test, here as post doctoral researchers, or spouses of graduate student. The shutdown also complicated things.
There are para church organizations that reach out to international students but I prefer to do so through my church and connect them with members of my church.
I left our coffee time excited about new possibilities. Life is opening up again here.
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