Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2, 2010

Quote of the day: “God does not require that we succeed. God only asks that we serve.”

Today some of us (including me!) woke up feeling tired and sluggish. But, we headed off to our respective duties for the day and by 4pm we all came back to the house seemingly more energetic than when we had left in the morning. My day consisted of an impromptu Kiswahili lesson outside the library… I was suppose to help type up math problems but there was no power so I just went to the library and sat in the sun. Before I knew it, at least 3 students (and one teacher) were around and I pulled out my notebook and they gave me a lesson. I in turn coached them in English. It was a blast… I think its my favorite thing to do in Pommern. The girls in the clinic witnessed 3 teeth extractions and apparently it was a wild thing to watch. Though Novocain was used and the patients (all children) didn’t cry, it sounds like something us westerners haven’t had to experience.

At 4:30 we played volleyball against a few teachers and many students. There were no women on the other team, all men. Meanwhile, our team of mostly woman (and Edward!) played out hearts out, talked some trash and eventually lost. A good time was had by all!