I am torn between updating this blog regularly and every so often. I want to keep you all informed and let you know what I am doing but I also don’t want to sound like a 13 year old girl writing in her journal. I guess I will do my best to weed out the unimportant details and let you check as often as you want!
Last Sunday was my first day seeing some of the children that I met last summer. It was crazy to see how big some of the smaller kids have gotten and even crazier that some of them actually remembered me! Mike runs the children’s program from 230-4 on Sundays after we have our service from 11-1. We walk about a mile to collect the children and walk back to the church for singing, a Bible lesson, games and food! The kids are so enthusiastic and excited to come. When we turn the corner they all come running towards us. I never reacted that way going to church, only trying to chase the ice cream truck down the road. So for me, its so encouraging to see the kids excited to come hang out at church.
Yesterday, Alex, Mike and I went to Ikea and I bought a desk and a chair. I now have my very own spot in the office so I feel very official!
I have continued with the language lessons and I am pushing myself to actually use some of the words. It is not easy but the kid songs with lyrics help me the most. I read my very first song today all by myself! Wow, I promise I am 22 and not 6. Baby steps!
Again, thank you for all the supportive emails/comments and messages I have been receiving. I am going to thank you after every post because honestly, I wake up everyday to read what everyone has sent me. It makes me happy from the second I wake up knowing that I am not here alone and I have the support of people back home.