Friday, June 15, 2007

Gaza Meltdown

Greetings! Those who keep up with the news know that the situation in the Gaza strip has gotten really ugly. The situation in the West Bank, where I am, is fine at the moment, but there are many uncertainties about the future of the Palestinian people.

I am doing well and have had a full share of experiences (as usual) this last week. Arabic has progressing at a nice pace, though my inability to speak well is continually frustrating. At the Student Forum, where I have been teaching English, I have had many invititations to people's homes and have been able to develop some good frienships. These are college students who go to the center to improve their english as well as to participate in workshops, etc.

Please continue to pray for my Arabic as well as for opportunities to share and reflect Christ with and to the people around me. Especially given my limited Arabic, this has been difficult and i haven't had many chances. I pray that the Holy Spirit in my life will be clearly seen by those devoid of hope and life around me.

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Anonymous said...

Hey, Jon!
Good to hear from you, and the prayer list on the side is great. I'll add you on the station list every so often as well.
You know the site, so I won't do a PSA for it, but you can listen online, if you get a little homesick for Ky accents.
Blessings on ya,

Anonymous said...

just want you to know that we love you and are praying for you! we think of you often and pray that the peace of Christ would be evident in your life!
my parents we here visiting last week and we had a blast. now we are resting a bit before michael's fam comes and we begin another session of summer school.
love you!
the coxen