Stories From the Field

A Miscommunication

On Christmas day, a miscommunication with one of our newer English Club students, who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, meant that he showed up for a breakfast we organized at our church space for the ladies in the Daughters of Bulgaria program, who had cancelled at the last minute! Our student thought he was coming to our church service (the morning before) but we invited him to share breakfast with us. It was a small and amusing mishap, but it was wonderful to be able to include him, and we had the opportunity to invite him to future church services. Even though he is learning both Bulgarian and English (his first language is French!), he’s faithfully attended many of our events and has brought friends with him as well, and we hope to continue to build our relationship with him and other English students in the coming year.