September 13, 2018 - This is Diane writing.
September fifteenth is when school starts here in Bulgaria. Today as I was helping my friend Maria who owns a bookstore in town with plastic covers for notebooks (students cover notebooks and schoolbooks because they come in paperback), I asked her the difference in Bulgarian between the word "to cover books" and the word "to slice bread". These two words sound very similar to me and I get them confused. I use the word to slice bread in the bread store because the bread comes whole and slicing is done in the back if the customer asks. They know me now so I understand when the clerk asks if I want it sliced and answer, Yes!, but don’t have to say it.
(Our Bakery where we get our bread sliced)
This weekend as I help Maria, I will need to use the word for ‘to cover’ often so was clarifying it with her while we were alone together. This will keep me from using the wrong word.
Please pray for our students as the start of school is upon them and for me, as I come in contact with many people I see only this time of year when I help out at the Bookstore. Pray also for our church as we get back to fall schedules and routines.
Please don't forget about the Virtual Christmas Gift Box Ministry - www.virtualchristmasgiftbox.com for all the details - any and all help would be appreciated
Also Volunteers for the Fairtrade shop in Jackson, Michigan for all the Michiganders who could help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqwADXxN-po