The majority of posts about what is going on in the lives of the Delp’s usually involves discussing what Joel is up to. Not because I (Kim) haven’t been doing anything, but more because (if you know Joel), you know that he always has a super full plate.
I have had plans in the making for over a year now with the social outreach branch of IPEE to help with a disabilities project in the jungle town of Tena. The last we knew, we were waiting to see if funding would come through for the disabilities project. We found out just few weeks ago that the funding did come through and that I would start teach the beginning of February. I have had a lot to do these last couple of weeks, but hopefully all the work has paid off. Starting February 4th, we will be going to Tena for the day for me to teach-from 8Am-1PM. We at first thought I would be teaching all in Spanish, but at least of this first week, I will have a wonderful translator (our fellow missionary friend Mandy Hjelm.)
This first week I will be discussing causes and types of disabilities. We will be doing some activities to simulate disabilities as well. I am getting excited about this-although a little nervous as well since I have never taught adolescent age kids before. Most of the kids will be from indigenous tribes around Tena. This also is very exciting for me.
The 18th of February I will be teaching again in Tena regarding prevention of disabilities.
Starting Febuary 29th, as well as March 7th, 14th, and 28th I will be teaching an HIV/AIDS curriculum to indigenous adolescents as well. I will talk more about that later.
Please keep us in your prayers as we travel to a new area of Ecuador experience new things-including TEACHING!