Saturday, June 6, 2009

F.I.T. Week one

Reflecting back on this last week it can be summed up best as one of our instructors described, "Like drinking from a fire hose." Yes, that's exactly what this week has been. We have been in the classroom from 8:30 in the morning till between 8:30 to 9 P.M. (minus 15 min. breaks and meal time) We have been mentally exhausted but the information we have received here has been invaluable. In the morning we are up at 6 AM and get the kids ready for the day. At 7 AM, all of the future missionaries gather in our room and we do a group devotion. We have breakfast at 7:30 AM and are in class pluggin' away. In the classroom today, we
 discussed culture/language acquisition. We learned about methods and ways to study language and we were able to put them into immediate practice. We were taken to Rosarito where we practiced our new methods of learning a foreign language. During this excursion, Jonathan and I met a man who sold paintings his cousin made. After lots of exchange he told us that his three yr. old daughter passed away 8 months ago and showed us a picture of this precious angel. He allowed us to pray for him right there. Our hearts were broken as we left for this man and his family. After coming home from our trip to Rosarito we FINALLY had our first break since we've been here. We took the opportunity to have tacos at the infamous Tacos La Gloria stand, followed up by ice cream. As I post this blog our team is sitting and
watching Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events. It feels so nice to finally put our brains in neutral. Tomorrow we will attend a church service that is spoken in Spanish only. After church we will have the whole day to relax.  We have been so thankful for the time here and have met some pretty great people who are going out on the mission field. There's a couple here going to Costa Rica, another young couple with two small children about our kids age, going to Italy, a single guy going to Israel and a single woman who is still praying for where God will send her. It has been so neat to see how God brought all of them to this place. Not just at the
training center but how God spoke to their hearts about the mission field and specifically,

where they were called. 
Please pray for the families and singles here as we seek the Lord and gain in knowledge. 
Pray that we will retain and apply the information learned here to ministries back home and on the mission field. 
Please pray for strength for our family as we head into another week of intensive learning. Please pray for Josiah as he still has a fever. 
Please pray for God to confirm timing of our move and financial provision. 
Thanks so much for being a part of our lives and the ministry we and all of you are privileged to be a part of. 

Bless you guys, 


autumn klare said...

Fergusons!! It's good to know that you guys are having a "good" time :)

You are missed and loved :)


Kenito said...

Welcome to Rosarito! Live here full time and hope you enjoy your stay in Baja.

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