Every day here I speak Spanish, have a great time doing it, get completely exhausted, and then have to retreat to my room for a while, or at least speak English with my classmates. There’s very little in-between. I’m either “on,” or I’m “off.” It’s a strange phenomenon.
|Epiphany Cathedral, where I will serve on Sundays|
|Sarah and Patrícia after our lesson|
Sarah and I had our second Spanish lesson today with Patrícia today. We’ve been practicing using our new vocabulary in conversation, and our homework is to learn more words and use them. It’s a good pace for my learning, and Patrícia is very responsive to our needs.
|Kristin and Catherine at dinner|
I miss my family, sure, but this is an incredible experience. It demands a lot of me, even as the people around me are always ready to forgive my ignorance. The seminarians at the CET are excited to be heading toward ordination, and my impression is that the Episcopal Church is serving the people well.