меня зовут клинтон, я из Америки, штат Мисисипи. Сейчас я изучаю Русски язык. Потом я буду работать в Киеве. Но сейчас я не знаю где я буду работать.
That's not much of a "speech" or testimony...it was probably the shortest of all the students. It was a cool event though. It was a fellowship/testimony event for the whole language school, particularly for everyone to get to know the first year students. Some performed skits (that were really good), some taught a short Bible study or shared scripture.
Afterwards we enjoyed a meal together and after that several of us stayed around for some English language worship time. Me and a guy from Texas helped lead that time. John is a superb guitar player; it was really fun to do that with him.
Pictured above is my class (l to r) is Mark Canada from Indiana. He and his wife Charlene are missionaries with SEND. He's a practicing attorney, really bright guy! He read a full page thing he wrote about a favorite song. Mark & Charlene will be providing Pastoral Care ministry for pretty much all the Russian Language speaking SEND Missionaries. They'll be great at that! Next to him is our very patient teacher Galina. As soon as she senses that we've "got it" she moves right into the next thing....there's no slowing down. She's pretty strict but she is patient and has a great sense of humor. Then again, I can see where we as a class would be a great source of humor! When I can't quite get a 'sound' right, she'll look at me and just keep repeating it and so will I. But I usually get tickled doing that- like the scene from the Pink Panther where Steve Martins Clouseau character is trying to say Hamburger. I think she's seen the movie and gets the reference! Bruce McKay is a Canadian Artist. Among other things he wants to teach Russian speaking adults and church leaders how to teach children using the Arts. And then there's me.