Thursday, May 28, 2009

Language Teachers Conference

I love going to conferences. It is like going back to school. You learn a lot and meet interesting people.

Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century: Sixth International Conference on Language Teacher Education will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

It will be just a few blocks away from the White House. This is where I grew up, so it will be nice to see my old stomping grounds. I will be in the Nation's Capital for the conference on Friday only. After that, I will be visiting my brother and sister and their families in Ocean City, Maryland.

Did I mention that the 3 best reasons to become a teacher are June, July, and August?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pastor Eduardo & The GNYC Luso-Brazilians

I spent Memorial Day Weekend at Camp Berkshire in New York. It was a Campmeeting for the Luso-Brazilian Adventist churches in the New York region. I made an incredible discovery...

Pastor Eduardo!

A few shots...

My Boys

Making Friends

Pastor Claudio Vilela (my friend)

Pastor Eduardo waiting to play soccer

My Beautiful Wife with Nick

Down to the River

Claudio says hi

The Cabin where we stayed

Barkhamstead Reservoir, Barkhamstead, Connecticut

Friday, May 22, 2009

Igreja Adventista Luso-Brasileira de New York

This weekend, I will be at the Greater New York Conference Luzo-Brazilian Campmeeting at Camp Berkshire in Wingdale, New York.

The camp is located in a gorgeous place, and the drive through Western Connecticut is one of the most beautiful in New England. I love back roads. The highway, although faster, just reminds me of city stress. Here is some more info on the Brazilian Church in New York...

The leader of this church is Pastor Claudio Vilela. I met him a few years ago when he brought one of his daughters to study at AUC. He is a wonderful man. Here is his church website. It is awesome!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Meet Gordon

Gordon studied Spanish with me this semester by independent study. He is currently in Nicaragua on a mission trip preaching for 2 weeks straight. There is a nice group from AUC there with one of our theology professors, Dr. Francy Duran.

Read more details here!

This is their hotel in Nicaragua...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Summer 2009 Begins!

Yesterday, was another beautiful graduation day at Atlantic Union College. We celebrated the achievements of our wonderful students all weekend as well. I attended a nice party Saturday night, and my kids enjoyed it, too!

I hope you have a chance to come to AUC this summer. There will be a lot of good stuff going on. Summer classes begin today!