Hey guys, a lot has happened on my trek through the mountains the last couple of weeks and I’m excited to share it with you. First of all our friend from America made it here safely and should have returned home safely by the time this blog is posted. Spending time with him was great, seeing someone else being so motivated to do our work motivated me. During our two week adventure we visited 25 different villages throughout the area and each one has a story to tell.
We eat an authentic local dinner with an English speaker in one of these villages. We also got invited to teach an elementary English class and were able to play basketball with them afterwards. There were also several homes we were invited to go in and sometimes they would fix authentic dishes for us. We saw some beautiful landscapes and had some breathtaking hikes. Not to mention we also did some shopping and shot off some fireworks. It was a pretty loaded couple of weeks.
Christmas is just a couple days away and it provides us great opportunities to invite our local friends over to eat food, play games, and tell them the Christmas story. Already we have had one Christmas party with our friends and we will likely have at least two more parties. Christmas dinner consisted of rice, fried chicken, and cookies all eaten with chopsticks. We also get to sing some Christmas carols in both English and the local language. This has been a hard time being away from home but luckily Skype will bring me together with my family on Christmas day.
I now have less than two weeks left before I will be back home with my family. I look forward to being back home but at the same time I am sad to leave my local friends. I will have a week after Christmas to say goodbye to my local friends and hang out with them one last time. Then I will fly to a nearby big city and have business meetings for a couple days and then I will fly home. So please continue to support me as I will say my farewells this week.
It feels kinda weird that I’m writing my last blog. This trip has certainly been a big adventure for me. I expected this trip to be massive even before I left and it turned out to be bigger than what I expected. I have certainly learned and grown a lot from it. I feel like my Daddy has shaped me into the man He wants me to be. Thank you guys for your support in all of this, you truly have been amazing. You guys are our third man on this team and a dare say one of the best players as well. Your support has helped me so much during my stay here and if it wasn’t for some of your financial support I wouldn’t even be here. Thank you all, I look forward to seeing you again real soon.