Since returning from Korea, Charissa has been reading the story of the Israelites traveling through the wilderness en route to Canaan. This week she got to the part where they’re on the bank of the Jordan, ready to cross over into the Promised Land.
Also, this week Charissa got a job. She’ll be an early childhood paraprofessional. “I’m happy about it,” she says. “I’m done living in the desert. That’s for sure,” she also says.
And as you already know, I got a second job this week as well. The first day went adequately well. Twelve students. They’re mostly from Saudi Arabia, but we also have a lady from France, a lady from Spain, a lady from another European country (she didn’t come that day), and a gentleman from Guatemala. I was pretty nervous since I was completely unprepared, but it’s a good adventure. The other teachers in the program are being extremely supportive.
Recently, we’ve watched Nooma and Duma. Nooma #13: Rich. Rob Bell uses his passion and gifts for God. Duma is about a boy and a cheetah. The cheetah’s name is Duma. I want a pet. I can’t have a pet.
Today I gave a presentation on Situational Leadership to the Red Cross workers of northern Colorado. It was well stocked with posters from http://www.despair.com/. I enjoy teaching. I might get to have some mini-classes in Excel for the crew. That’s cool.