Daily Archives: July 14, 2014

I’m reading J. Oswald Sanders in prep for this trip and allow me share a quote: (John 15:16) “You did not choose Me, but I chose you.” Our position is in no sense a reward for merit. It is the sovereign choice of our Master…He chose His disciples in full knowledge of the instability and weakness they would display…He made His selection after a night of prayer. He knew that […]

let’s hear it for our prayer teams!

We just completed our first full day with over 60 students!  It was very exciting and rewarding – full of both promise and apprehension as the students and our team embark on this journey together. I am tired but can’t wait to spend another day with my small group. They range in age from 11 to 40 and share a common goal to improve their English skills. Their motivations vary […]

First day!

As it turns out, the real international language seems to be “fun”, manifested today in the form of Dum Dum Dee Dee and other games used by our stellar Global Outreach team to break the ice and entertain half of 60+ students at a time while the EFL team conducted language skill evaluations on the other half. The process took much longer than is typical as New Heights is the […]

The Real International Language

Today was my first ever experience at teaching EFL. I was nervous, especially when I discovered my assignment — team leader for five high school boys!  I am comfortable teaching medical students, after all they are all college graduates.  My three adult sons would probably agree that I don’t interact well with teenage boys! Right away I was challenged by the disruptive one,  “Why do you come here?”   “Because […]

Why are you here?