For many, English is a second, third or fourth language. Some do not need translation while listening. But when they want to express themselves accurately and fully, they choose to use a translator to assist them.
It's Friday (I think) afternoon in Tampa. We are starting to tire a little here at General Conference. But the work is getting done. Yesterday and today has been full of legislative committee work as the body considers the many petitions for changes to the Book of Discipline.
So far, the proponents of all the proposed plans have been respectful of the process and have not attempted to manipulate the parliamentary procedure...
...we were able to talk openly and in disagreement with each other, but yet respectfully and without much tension between us.
I title this Lost because, tonight I find myself not having much to write about...Well it looks like I managed to have more on my mind than I thought.
Welcome to Everyday Blessings--April 26, 2012 : “Be still and know that I am God.”
But my English-speaking brain that has been to lots of meetings in the US filled in a few gaps that she left. Not so for many of the international delegates.
For me there was a great deal of learning that happened. Between briefings, orientations, and getting connected with people from around the country and world.
I took a morning walk in Ybor City where a dozen of us are staying...
The only thing I did today was fly, and wait and fly some more. However I did notice something just before I left and it really sank in during my lay-over in Denver.