First things first. We still do not have internet at our houses on the plot. It is working over at the offices, though, and the missionaries have been very generous with letting me use their offices to get online for emails and to SKYPE with Roger. I'm very thankful :) I am still praying that they figure out how to get it working for the rest of the plot, though!
It has been a busy, but very enjoyable week. I don't know if I can ever say this enough: I LOVE my placement. I have been able to get more and more involved with many more kids from the primary school, and it is such a treat. Today, for example, I spent an hour working with the Standard 3 kids for reading, then another hour working with two students from Standard 4 on their creative stories. Besides that, I still had 3 hours to spend with the kids in Reception and Standard 1. On days like today, when I am gone for long periods of time, they get so excited to see me again. "MISS ASHLEY'S BACK!!" followed by 4 or 5 group hugs can certainly raise my spirits any day :)
I actually have to make this a very short post. I have to run home in a moment to eat a quick dinner, and then we're off to church. After that I am going to prepare for our trip this weekend, and then hit the sack. We are heading out tomorrow at 2pm for Etsa 6. This is a branch church of All Nations Village Church that is about 3 and half hours away. I will have pictures (unless my camera gets stolen while we are there- v possible), and will tell you all about it when we get back on Sunday. Pray for us!
Last thing before I go...I am teaching my kids some important phrases: "Oofta!" ("Miss Ashley, what is that word you say when it's hot?") "Okey-dokey!" (just for the little kids. it really is so cute to hear them say it.) I am working on "It's going to be zoppity." (that's a reference to the show The Office, for those who have no idea what I am talking about. it's not really catching on yet.)
Blessings to you all!