As you have seen from the pictures from the English Camp blog post, there is a lot of excitement at the camps. There is this sense of displacement from ordinary life-- a sense of comfort and welcoming that does not take place in the day-to-day normal routine. Beth and I wanted to change that. We want to figure out a way to take even just a portion that excitement and fun back to Moscow.
We are starting an English Movie Night every Friday night. We decided to begin yesterday, not knowing how it would turn out. It was very short notice, letting people know about it only the Wednesday before. But in all it was a great turnout. We had sixteen people in all, including myself and Beth, and it was a great night.
As I mentioned, we hope to do this every week. Provide a welcoming, neutral, and comforting atmosphere where people can relax and deepen relationships. We hope the movies will provide insightful discussion where we can grow together.
We don't really know what we're doing and we don't know where this is going. We have a very clear idea of what we would like, but we have more questions than answers. We look forward to figuring things out as we go.