Greetings to you all!
It’s almost the end of summer. All of the summer conferences, camps, activities, vacations and plans are coming to an end, and for some of us school has already started. I am, myself, settling back into my apartment in St. Petersburg after traveling in Europe for a month–the picture above is from a week I spent in Norway, in between English camps and conferences.
I always feel a sense of relief when summer begins and again another wave of relief when it ends. As nice as it’s been to have a change of schedule and warm, sunny weather, I’m ready to get back to normalcy. The official start date for schools in Russia is September 1st, so everyone here has about a week and a half to finish preparing syllabus and lesson plans before diving into classes.
Please read through my newsletter to see what has been happening this summer, and as always I appreciate your prayers!