This question is for you missionaries out there. Is there a language school for you in your country or service? Was there one there when you arrived. How long did you spend in study until you preached your first message? I have been in Sri Lanka for a year and a half. This country is very new to Biblical Missions and the Gospel message. Sinhala is only known to the people of this country. We have no formal language school here. The British Counsel just recently started Sinhala classes, but they are very, very basic. We are at the point of trying to find a good, language tutor. What we have learned, we have learned our own. Three of our four kids can read, write and speak Sinhala (speaking is very basic). My wife and I can both read, write and speak (speech is very basic). I will be attempting to preach my first sermon tomorrow in the Sinhala language, I would appreciate your prayers, as this is a big step of faith for me. As some of you may know, Biblical language is very different from day to day language. I feel like I am learning two seperate languages. Pretty hard for an Ole Jar Head.