Monday, December 31, 2007

A New Year

Hello everyone...

Sorry to be so delinquent in posting an update to our blog... it has been such a busy semester at CANIL. It has been full of homework, projects and language analysis. We are really enjoying the program and feel it is really productive. We are excited for all that the spring semester will hold but it sure has been nice to have a December break. We have spent a lot of time with both of our families in WA and CA, which has been the highlight. It has been fun and restful.

One of the highlights of the semester was learning some Karen (a language of Myanmar/Burma). We learned from two Karen women who have recently moved to Canada. It was a great experience getting to know them and putting our language learning and language analysis skills into practice. We had a few pretty snows, but overall it isn't that much colder than Seattle.

Beyond this spring semester we don't know what to expect. We don't have the finances to continue at CANIL and we can't go part-time since we only have study permits (not work permits). So we are praying about the next steps God has for us--we know He'll take care of us.

Brian and Jenn