Well I’ve been here in Jose Galvez now for going on two weeks (time has FLOWN by). The first week I was just getting used to the area; we had different Bible studies and activities for kids around different communities every day and all the teachers met at the school to get ready for school to officially begin. I was chosen to teach 2nd and 3rd Grade English, and David Hancock, a missionary from North Carolina, was chosen to teach 4th, 5h, and 6th grade English! I remember feeling so overwhelmed when I got all my curriculum for the upcoming year, but then I remembered, this is what I’m here for, to serve the Lord, and minister to these kids, not only through academics, but through Gods Word.
Friday before the school week started we had a meeting with all the parents, and all the teachers introduced themselves, and I also had the pleasure not only of meeting the parents, but of seeing all the kids I haven’t seen in about three years. It was awesome to see how excited they were for the school year to start!
Monday was the official first day of classes, but David and I weren’t to start until Wednesday, so the first two days were really preparation and getting things in order. Wednesday, I really just took the day to introduce myself to the students, go over class rules, and review some things they had already gone over. The first day was shaky since I was very nervous, but the next two days ran by smoothly, and I’m now really getting in the habit of staying ahead with the lesson plans and right now waiting for the church services to start.
That’s all for now!
Dios Te Bendiga,
Check out this video from Matt’s arrival in Peru!