New York City – Day 11 of 31

In the morning we continued the painting of the infant nursery at Iglesia Nueva Vida in Queens. Erin and I also were able to sit down with a woman named Luz and hear about her life. She is a great lady who is from Columbia. She came to the U.S. 10 years ago and became a citizen last month. She is a single mom who abandoned a lucrative career as an architect to work at the church for $1200 a month.
 
Joe Brand lecturing on communicationIn the afternoon we participated in a lecture on Effective Communication from Joe Brand. Joe helped our group better understand some of the nuances of verbal and nonverbal communication.
 
In the evening we to dinner with the Call family. The Calls are missionaries to Mexico. We have gotten to know the Calls well in the past 18 months and really enjoy their family.
 
Check back frequently in July as we will be sharing lots of stories and pictures from our month in New York City.
 
If you want an overview of our missions training in New York click here.