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We took this video at Nathan’s pre-school today. It was the end of the summer session, so they did a demonstration of everything they did all summer. Nathan did not participate in anything while we were there.
It’s gotta be so hard for him since he’s the odd-kid out. He’s the only gringo in the school. He speaks English as his first language.
These are the things you don’t think about when you sign up to be a missionary. I know that eventually he’ll fit in with everyone. I pray that he will grow to love Mexican culture and its people. I pray that he will have a passion to see his little “compañeros” know Christ.
But for now, as a parent, it’s hard.
Are they attending to a regular mexican pre-school?
I remember that in my first church (El Mesias) and in the seminary we had American missionaries with kids I grew up with, some of them were my age (about 5-6 years old) some others older. Eventually the kids adapted and they were “like” any other kid.
I remember some of my best friends were a couple kids from American missionaries.
Now thinking about that I think that language, parents informal/indirect example and some advise to the local kids were helpful and of course prayer.
On the bright side they are so young and can pick up another language a lot easier.
We’ll pray for your boys!