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Saturday, August 11, 2007


Hello again,
So much has been going on it is hard to know where to begin. As of now we are officially busy. We, as in the entire team are doing various works including several at local primary schools. We are working with two currently and are looking to add one more if our schedules will allow. While we are at the schools we are doing various things from reading with the kids, teaching them multiplication tables, teaching them art and music as well as trying to produce a yearbook for them. Logan is busy as always will his many skills and talents on the technology end. We are currently taking individual pictures of all of the children, something they have never had before. We will use those pictures for the yearbook and also for the school to keep on record. Two children were missing two weeks ago, and the school had no way of identifying them. It is a very exciting opportunity. Brittney and I are still helping Lisa with the clothing ministry which is going very well. We have spent the last two weeks sorting clothes, washing and sorting various articles. We have also gotten involved with the youth from the congregation that they attend and that has been a real blessing. Abraham is one of the youth's older brothers, but has turned into a regular at our house. He and Johnathan get along really well and are becoming good friends. He just seems to fit around here which is great! School is back in session at the universtiy which limits the time we spend with our friends who are students. They are good about letting us know when they have off and we do our best to catch up with them then. Erin had become one of my best friends and someone I really enjoy spending time with. Having friends outside of the team is good, it makes us feel normal and that we are actually living here. This past week we made a presentation at a school for "Women's Day," a national holiday. We made a video that spoke about some of the emotions women/girls experience and then interviewed some men that we respect and took their view on how women should be treated etc.. It went well, although was a little too mature for the audience. We were attempting to reach the mothers, but even so it may have been a little much. A lesson learned. This coming week, the boys are presenting a lesson during assembly time at the high school where Erin's mother teaches. They actually get to do a biblical lesson and then are able to spend the day teaching the gospel to rotating classes. I am really excited for them!
It seems like things are starting to fall into place. It is starting to feel more like home. We miss everyone tremendously, but are falling in love with the people here. This week has been challenging for me, I am actually sick. For those of you who really know me, that is no surprise I'm sure. I have a sinus infection, and both of my ears are infected. Bummer. I made my first trip to the doctor and while I was a little dissapointed, I was also relieved that he wasn't a witch doctor! I felt very safe and had a very plesant experience. I am on some good ol' antibiotics and am beginning to feel better. Please keep our team in your prayers as we seem to pass sickness to each other. Please feel free to ask any questions about what we are doing or send suggestions and comments. I love to hear from everyone! Also, the new AIM class begins today, please keep them in your prayers as their adventure begins!

With Love,

1 comment:

Lucy McDougle said...

It was good to read your update. I am glad you are getting into things and hope you really are starting to feel as if it is home. We miss you tons (or heaps-as Livi would say). We love you and love hearing from you!
Peace be with you.