Opera ad extra

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Go labor on; spend, and be spent; Thy joy to do the Father’s will; It is the way the Master went; Should not the servant tread it still?

Opera ad extra  – latin for ‘works on the outside.’ As you have undoubtedly seen, I have many opportunities outside of Kyiv Christian Academy in which to be used. Apart from working with special education at KCA, I help lead a Bible study for Ukrainian English students, assist with an English club, and speak at conferences as the occasions come. Continue reading

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Language Obstacle

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The majestic Matterhorn straddling Italy and Switzerland.

It isn’t said without precedent.

Language learning for adults is difficult for one simple, yet pervasive reason: pride.

I hate looking like a fool. I hate showing that I don’t know what I am doing. Some of this no doubt stems to the bullying I endured in middle school. The rest can be attributed to taking great pleasure in doing something well, being proficient and, to be crass, being a know-it-all. Continue reading

Quick Update – 10/30/2017

IMG_3400It has been a wild three months in Kyiv, Ukraine. I have been sick twice, lost power twice, lost hot water 4 times, lost cold water once, and fallen flat on my face getting on the metro once. I am involved in two English club ministries outside of school, and have had the opportunity to speak at a conference for Ukrainian college students. I love it here and am so thankful for your support. Without it, I wouldn’t be here to help Continue reading