March 3, 2023 Spanish School has started (and it’s hard)
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Dear Loved Ones,

Greetings.  We are both now officially students at language school in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Monday Feb 27, we both went to bed early at 9pm to be ready to face our first day. At 3 AM, we were ready. [like children for the first day of school.] At 5 AM we ate our breakfast; a piece of delicious papaya and we were among the first at school.

At 8:30, our first professor entered the class. I prayed deeply for the end of her period. When the second professor came in, the situation worsened. The two young female professors were speaking Spanish as if we all graduated from the same Spanish school. Never in our life we have heard Spanish roaring in our ears like a tornado.

Our classes are from 8:30 until 11:30 each morning. While in class, if one speaks another language other than Spanish, they pay 10 pesos. If you are late, you pay 25 pesos.

Since we were delayed in our arrival, we are one week behind the others.  The professors are giving us each 1.5 hours extra for us to catch up.  The first day we did not get home until 2pm.

We are adjusting, our brains are full of words we long to understand easily, and we are exhausted by the end of the day.

We need a miracle.

Thank you for your prayers.

Yours in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Nzunga & Kihomi

They say doctors are the worst patient.  I think maybe professors in school might be similar.  Please pray they can pick it up quickly and if you can pray in Spanish, do so.


Dennis Shewell