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"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure." Ephesians 1:5
"We love because he firstloved us." 1 John 4:19

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wewe unasema Kiswahili?! ( you speak Swahili?)

Just finished a double-header Swahili lesson with our dear friend Brittany Cesarini!  We had chakula cha jioni (dinner) together and then hit the masomo (lessons).  Brittany, also known by her Swahili name, Karima meaning compassion, is a graduating senior at Princeton University and is in my bible course through PFA.  She is fluent in Swahili and was just awarded a fellowship for a 1-2 year project in Tanzania and will be leaving at the end of the summer.  We are SO very thankful to have her.  Thank you Karima!  Can you imagine what it would be like for us to try to learn Swahili living in our beloved former homes of rural KY, IL, St. Louis, or AL?! Anybody speak Swahili around there?  We are also blessed to have Princeton friends Moses (from Rwanda) and Trent (Swahili student who has spent much time in Africa using his Swahili) to keep us laughing at ourselves as we try to use our limited Swahili with them.  Asante sana sana sana.  If that's not enough, a new friend Jane at our church is Kenyan and Swahili is her native tongue.  Annalise and I love seeing her every Tuesday morning as she joyfully speaks way more Swahili to us that we can understand.  But each time we leave knowing something new and feeling very loved.  Wonders never cease...

1 comment:

  1. God bless you. You can also improve in Keswahili by reading short story books. There are many such books.