PIC: The Brothers at the Living Root Bridge near Mawlynnong
The Brothers returned from their various places of language immersion on November 22. The Community prayer included a sharing of their experiences. A further sharing of how valuable the exercise was for each of them followed. An evaluation Language learning was then carried out, since decisions ha be taken regarding the future of the remainder of the language program. It was decided that we enhance some of the skills from our learnings of the immersion experience. The program had to be restructured and modified accordingly for the rest of the duration.
While Sr. Happyline did the prayers and the structure of the Lynti Bneng, Savio continued to teach us hymns in Khasi. Maryline and Sr. Nelia continued with small tutoring groups. David Ryan and Roshan were inducted to give some of the basic nuances of conversational Khasi. The Brothers in general found the Khasi Primer and the Self Learning Khasi teaching books helpful.
We had also reached the final straight of our year long preparation of our Journeying Together. In the ensuing days, the community prayers centered on themes such as snared, hope (entering the season of Advent), doing your best. All these were connected with our lives here and experiences here. The centering prayer continued in the evenings.
Preparations were set in motion re the opening of the Hub. Invitations were sent out and Ruvan kept updating us of the progress of the Hub building construction. Alongside, the Patharlynden and Umtyrkhang community houses were being followed up.
On 3rd and 4th of December, all of us embarked on a two day overnight outing to Shnongpdeng, on the Bangladesh border. That was followed by the Evaluation and the Farewell dinner. This bought us to the successful conclusion of the Language course in Shillong.