Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quest Starts.

Last day of family orientation.

We finish up the Passport part and now move onto 'Quest'.

We will only join Eli today until 6:30 p.m. when the families are no longer invited/allowed to participate.
Eli will spend from that time until late on Saturday bonding with the rest of the freshman and first time students.

 Today we will meet Eli's roommate, John; finish moving him in and arrange his room; get his class schedule; do a bit of shopping and decide about how/when to get his books; and attend the family cookout before we leave.

Yesterday we continued to learn about college life, met with his Engineering adviser, worked on his computer and finished the day with a wonderful chapel worship service.

Eli continued on to a final orientation get-together with the other international students.

Wonderful to see how Eli's already changed this week. He's made a big effort to be more outgoing and interact with the other students.

Great to see the other's greet him enthusiastically by name as we walk around campus.

For us the biggest blessing other than meeting and getting to know some of the other international families has been hearing over and over how the folks at Calvin plan to care for Eli and help him in every area of life to thrive at Calvin.

Thank you for those praying for Eli and us.

1 comment:

Chris and Kath Sloan said...

Awesome to hear...good job Eli! Praying, and so thankful he's found a good fit for college. Who knows what God has in store for such a special young man. I know that totally makes me sound like a mom- but I guess I am now so oh well! :)