This afternoon I went to Sabolciu. Before Mircea and I went to the village we picked up Boby and Beni from their high school in Oradea. I was glad we did pick them up because I haven’t seen them in a couple of weeks so it was really great catch up with them and ask them how school is going. Today I decided to just teach Boby and Beni English because when they started high school at the end of September they expressed to me that they would like extra help with their English class of what they are studying in school. I told them that I’d be happy to help them but unfortunately since their school started we have only been able to meet once (mostly because Aubrey has been in the States the last couple of weeks and they get back from school after 3:00pm and we usually leave at that time).
I was glad that we were able to have an English lesson today. Teaching them is a totally different world compared to teaching the other kids in the village! Boby and Beni are so attentive and very keen on learning. I also don’t even have to worry about dealing with bad behaviour which is awesome! Today we went over plurals and we also did a reading exercise. I have to admit I am so impressed with them in their commitment to go to school. It amazes me how disciplined and dedicated they have become to their education! I am so glad they are enjoying school and have made friends. I’m sure if they keep up this great attitude they have now they will continue to do well in their first year of high school!
This evening I went to the youth/young adults’ service at my church. It was a great service! I’m so thankful that my friend Ela translated the sermon for me. It was the first time she translated for me and I was shocked how well she translated! I never knew how good her grammar was until today! I think I’ll be asking her to translate for me more often.
Pastor Ted who is the Youth/ Young Adults Pastor at my church spoke tonight on the importance of having a prayer partner. He gave different reasons how they are your “spiritual back” in the spiritual warfare Christians are in everyday and also how they can be your accountability as well. My best friend Cristina who lives in Târgu Mures was my prayer partner when I lived there. We are still very good friends and we still keep in touch (in fact next weekend I’m going to visit her) but I also feel it is very important to have a prayer partner here in Oradea too. This is something I have been praying for since I have been in Oradea. I have already been here for 7 months and I haven’t found anyone yet. Please pray that God will send one to me very soon, thanks!!