After two days of orientation the students moved out of the Miraflores House and prepared themselves to meet their new host families. Members of the families appeared in rapid succession to pick up the students. We shared a cup of tea and a cookie or two, took a photo of each student with their new hosts, then said goodbye.
One family, Micah’s, was not able to come to pick him up due to a medical emergency. Everything turned out fine and Micah arrived at his new home several hours later than planned. We’ll post a photo of him with a member of his host family when we get a chance.
The students are spending this first weekend getting to know their new mamas, papas, sisters, brothers and other members of their host families. On Monday we’ll reconvene at Buen Pastor Church for our first lecture and workshop and a continuation of the language classes begun during orientation.