A lot of new things have been happening this month, and it’s been busy and fun and exciting! Here are some of the highlights!
I started tutoring my roommate and her friend in English three weeks ago, and had a fun time just talking and going through a little powerpoint. Then two week I had five girls show up and we laughed and talked in English and (of course) got ourselves a selfie. Last week we starting a new partnership with a nearby fellowship to do some english classes in the evenings to about 15 students. So who knows how many students will show up this week! (Well…probably just the 15…)
I’ve been telling people I have a car for three months and then following it up with “So…where do you wanna go? Eh? Eh?” And I love it that people have been taking me up on my offer! I went with two good friends from the city to explore some nearby waterfalls. They showed me a gorgeous, adventurous, quiet, oasis that was a balm to my soul. I kept thinking of Psalm 23 about still waters and goodness and mercy. I kept thinking about the power of the falling water, and the beauty that it provides.But the most delightful thing was sharing the time with good friends and taking a day to relax and enjoy creation (and, I admit, it was nice not to worry about being gawked at or doing the wrong cultural thing…even expats who love where they live need a break every once in a while!)
In the past few weeks we had International women’s day (shout out to my Main woman- my Mom! Love you!) One thing about celebrations here – we go all out. I mean decorations, days off, singing competitions, you name it! I even got to judge the singing competetition at school and let me tell you- ridiculously hard. I mean…can you imagine telling a three year old they’re a terrible dancer? Yeah, no. They’re too cute for that!
And I learned how to get takeaway at two of my favorite restaurants. What’s that you ask? Why did it take me so long to figure out how to get people to put my food in a bag? I don’t know, friend, but now that I’m more confident, nothing can stop me from ordering food and eating in my house!
There’s a lot of things in the works for the next few months, which means a lot of potential! I’m excited for how this month has started and I’m looking forward to what’s next! Cheers to March!