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... camera and showed me the photo she took of him --- we were both awestruck by the coincidence.
I think today is the first time I actually felt a flash of personal pride about what I do.* Being able to personally lift someone into a wheelchair and see them push themselves the first couple feet on their own is wonderful. Knowing that you personally helped make that happen is absolutely life-changing.
*It took me 15 minutes to struggle to ...
... Here we went into the forest and a trekked to several waterfalls. We jumped from them, ranging in height from 2m to 14m. This was great fun and certainly felt off the beaten track. It definitely wouldn't have passed health and safety back home. At one fall, the guides threw a rock and told a few of us to test how deep it was by jumping and keeping our knees up. For those who didn't jump, they tied some rope to a harness and lowered them manually down the side of the ...
... is from Wisconsin, except the Meissner's and I, who claim Iowa.
So far, 50 pounds is the max luggage weight...and let's just say I packed more than the recommended 3 changes of clothing...maybe add a zero. Some have an extra suitcase with books, medical supplies and material for the community cooperatives. It is hard for us to understand the value of a piece of material because we are worlds away.
... song, too, to add to our repertoire.
We then returned back to the hotel for dinner (a great meal
of tamales) followed by devotions in our room.
Tim had devotions tonight and he led a guided discussion of our
reflections on the mission so far. The
discussion was an opportunity for each of us to discuss our impressions and voice
any questions or concerns. One of the
things I got out of the discussion was the strengths and ...
I got up at 5 am this morning so I could enjoy some coffee and a bit of "leisure time. I spent a great deal of my time before 6 am when I could go down for coffee looking for stuff. I feel a bit distracted and so I have a tendency to put things down or “away" without paying a lot of attention. Luckily Nancy was very patient and helped me search my luggage and purse for my camera and wallet and backpack. Then ...