Yesterday, we went for a hike up the mountain and it was beautiful! We hiked for about an hour which wasnt too long. I couldve gone more, but I was with a 85 year old, 75, and 69 so im not sure how much further they couldve gone haha. Anyways, on the way back down the mountain, the field leader right now, was talking to a dad and then the kid (2 yrs old) came out to see his dad, well then the kid looked over and saw Dave and the kid started crying and screaming and Dave just started to laugh at the kid and so did the dad. I was a little appalled at first and then DAve explained that down here, they tell the children that white people are scary just like in the U.S. we tell ghost stories, well they tell white people stories to scare the kids just for fun. It was hilarious. So the dad pushed the kid (lightly) to be closer to Dave and the kid just started crying harder and they laughed then the dad picked up the kid and consoled him but it was pretty funny lol. Im scary to some people. Now thats funny haha.
Today, we went to church which was all spoken in Creol. I'm beginning to miss English services haha and the worship! I really misss being able to worship with a bunch of people at church all praising God. Here, I cant understand a word theyre singing. But, its still really nice. And after church, the kids were hanging all over me and touching my skin. We were in an area where they rarely see white people so they were just loving me and the team, but mainly me to be honest and DAve said its cause im young and the age of their mothers down here so i intrigued them more lol.
After church, we went to eat at this beautiful restaurant with an ocean view. It was so nice. I got pizza. I miss the food from home lol.
Well I think thats basically it and all I have time for. Thank you all so much for your support and prayers. You all mean so much to me I just cannot tell you how much I appreciate and love all of you and i mean that from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much.
God is working in amazing ways down here and I am so thankful to be a part of it. I hope Im making an impact on it as much as it is on me but I love it! I know Im growing in the Lord and just relying on Him everyday for strength when I get homesick and your prayers are really helping me in that. Thank you again! Miss you all! Talk to you soon!