The 2018 Kondopoga Friendship English Language Club was a blessed and resounding success, with 42 students, aged 7-17! The only challenge was that the week went by way too fast.
Together, we practiced speaking and learned more English through exploring the biblical story of Joseph. There were three classes led by Suzie, Mike, and Angela, and team leader, Debra led the opening and closing group sessions and crafts. Of course, none of this could have happened without our incredible hosts and co-leaders Tatiana, Pr. Vadim, Oksana, and so many others who volunteered from the Kondopoga Lutheran Congregation. Everybody enjoyed the games, singing songs, and preparing and performing the dramas that each class shared during the closing ceremony, on Friday afternoon. Above all, great connections and genuine friendships were formed to the glory of God!
Russians are known for being consummate hosts and they treated the EEMN team like royalty, including dressing them in traditional royal costumes during an evening hosted by the Kondopoga Ladies English Club!
Next week, the EEMN team has been invited to visit and teach English at the local schools and also spend time serving orphans and children with developmental challenges.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support!