This is me. Today I am writing the blog. Me me me.
Howdy there y'all,
sincerest apologies for the lateness of the blog update. Not that we think you've been obsessively refreshing the page since saturday, but still, sorry.
OK so what to tell you? We think that last week's teaching was the best we've ever had. Do I say that every week? We had a guy called Troy Sherman (who we dubbed Boy Sherbert) (it's not funny but we were amused) who grew up in YWAM and then was a hip hop dancer for a while. Now he stops people traffiking and is a YWAM teacher on things like 'Relationships'. He dances, he says bad things into the microphone, he makes your brain explode and then he diagnoses John with a pinched nerve because Jesus showed him where the pain is. He's a cool person and we were very sad when he left.
He also had some astounding stuff to say about God, and about how we're to treat each other. He says if you don't watch the news then you're not a Christian, because God loves people. If we're not loving people we don't love God, full stop.
The DTS students seem to be watching the news quite a lot now, but of course we all have all along. Of course.
It's hard to explain or condense all the things he said, or to explain why he told us to 'get our hump on'. Ask me later.
This week's teaching is on worldview and I think it's going to be fairly epic, we've had the first day of teaching and a few of us kind of blubbed our way through it. We learnt about glory being reflected in everything beautiful, for example how God is reflected in music so we got to listen to things like Bach and slowed down crickets. Again, hard to explain.
Our speaker is a guy called Don Stephens and he was based in Bosnia for ten years. We may be picking his brains about the whole called to Eastern Europe thing, and he has many helpful ideas about our future. We're not going to write our plans down until we're home because we don't want to speak too soon. But you should know that it's starting to look pretty exciting/ terrifying/ challenging/ fun/ hard/ GOOD.
The speakers have all been so good i'm worried about how we'll function in Egypt without constant input. I've asked staff about this and apparently the point of all the teaching is not to make us addicted to lectures, but to equip us for mission. Who knew?!
Aside - Mitch's parents are visiting from Canada and Mitch's mum just gave me loads of fabric she lugged over from Canada! I'm very excited right now! I shall make bags for all! Bags with bows upon them!
What else to tell you? My brain is somewhat addled, sorry, from all the work we've been doing lately. We've had a fairly intense assignment and my job has been to research current events in Egypt. We're leaving in twelve days and this does bring Egypt into slightly sharper focus, including trying to find suitable garb. Swiss fashion does not lend itself to Egyptian climate/ modesty restrictions as such.
Things are good - last week was a good week for the school and we're all getting on rather well as a group. This is helpful because things are going to be pretty intense for the next two months, and i'm glad that we love the people we'll be going with.
I would like to go and eat my dinner now. John is waiting to proof read this for me to check I haven't said anything awful, which is pretty likely.
We miss you lots,
love F and J xxxxxxxxxxxxx