I'll be officially welcomed to the Wheaton community tomorrow morning at 9:00 ... by a Theological German exam. After that we'll be oriented to the library. Granted, knowing German is a prerequisite for enrollment. Still, I can't help feeling that it's an intimidating way to say, "Welcome to Wheaton!"
If you think of it, prayers are appreciated! I've been spending about 3 hours a day on this language with its convoluted sentences often 5 lines long. It's coming along, but there's no way to tell for sure how I'll do until tomorrow. Last year, 3 of the 4 brilliant new recruits failed it. There is at least some comfort in that: if I fail I'll be in good company!