Recently, Catherine was working with her seniors at Santiago Christian School on their personal narratives that they could use for their college applications, and we thought we would apply one of her lessons to our blog update this month. So, just as a personal narrative should "show" rather than "tell," we thought we would do just that through a "photo blog"! We hope you enjoy it!
Here is the patio Amaury was working on while Catherine was in the states - he built the fountain and swing, and he put the gravel down to create a quiet place for prayer and reflection. It has been a blessing!
Amaury gave a "cultural" orientation to teachers at SCS with Catherine translating - he was rated one of the highest presentations in the faculty review of the Teacher Orientation!
In August, Catherine was sworn in as a Dominican citizen, so she now has dual citizenship!
In late August, some members of our Drama Group came with us as we visited classrooms in a local public high school to announce that we were starting again and to invite new students to participate. From those visits, six new members joined, and we began meeting and rehearsing for our next production, which will be A Christmas Carol on November 16!
The Drama Group visiting classes, ...
doing some improvisation activities, ...
learning to work together as a team by "untying" a "human knot," ...
and receiving their scripts and roles for the production!
Recently, Amaury taught a Protocol and Etiquette class at a friend's church ...
and everyone loved the class! It's a great way to build relationships! The participants asked when Amaury could come back and teach his Principles of Business and Finance Class!
Amaury has also started teaching two new classes in the men's prison, but taking pictures there is a special privilege preserved for class graduations and other special events, so we'll have some when those classes finish!
We hope you liked our "photo blog"! We are so grateful for your prayers and support of our ministry - lives are being changed through sharing the truth of who Christ is with our students here in the DR, and we could not do that with out you!
Dios les bendiga MUCHO!! (God bless you VERY MUCH!!)
With love in Christ,
Amaury and Catherine