We have continued to get to know the families of Denisa and Valbona, the gypsy girls we befriended on the street. Yesterday, we went to visit Valbona’s older sister, Rukia, who was in the hospital to have her appendix taken out. She is a precious girl with a beautiful smile, and she beamed as my uncle read to her from Psalms. We hope to be able to continue to build relationships with her family, as well as with Denisa’s family.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Last week, we began making arrangements for different ministry opportunities that I am going to be involved in. I hope to begin giving English lessons, so that I can make friends with Albanian girls of high-school and college age. Most Albanian students know at least a little English because they are required to learn it in school, so I’ll offer tutoring to help girls with conversational skills. We spoke with a school across the street from where we live about how I can help their English students, and I hope to begin working with them by next week. I have also been arranging to work with Hope for the World at a home for Albanian orphans between the ages of 15 and 18. There, I will help the girls with their English studies by hanging out with them and teaching them conversational skills.