Our current freshman students continue on with their studies. We are excited to have a country cook off over their week break before summer classes start. With the students from different countries, of course they all believe their country makes the best food, so we will find out soon! Pray for these 10 students who are here away from family and the familiarity. While they have almost completed their 1st year courses, everyone says the summer is the hardest while here for the intense 20 month year round program. Hot days continue, long classes without breaks, and homesickness can often set in for the students around this time.
Our current students are growing up. When they come here, they arrive sometimes (mostly the guys) having never cooked. They right away are put on a cooking/cleaning team of 3 students that rotates days of who is preparing, fixing the meals at WISE. On each team is always a 2nd year student. Once the 2nd yr graduates leave (tomorrow), the students go to a team of 1. This will last through the summer helping them become a leader and gain complete knowledge of doing the cooking/cleaning by themselves for the day. So by the time our new freshmen class arrive the new 2nd year students are ready to teach and lead their new team of 3 with the new batch of students. If you come to visit, you get to experience this cooking, it really is a treat!
And below, though a small class, is our graduates. We will miss the 3 of them. I would love to gush about where they are headed to and the ministries they will be leading in their home countries. But, that is all in our upcoming newsletter. So, if you don't get it, let us know and we will send it to you. For now enjoy the pictures!
Our graduates: Cene, Colastin, and Onest
I got the job of cake decorating again. Luckily it was eaten fast so not many people could see how unprofessional it was.
Some of our 1st yr students sang a beautiful special.
Brother Sruti, a local minister and past graduate, gave the message.
Current staff & their spouses