So, the past couple of weeks have been slightly uneventful, with the exception of the snake and the Christmas Party. After the other interns went back to the states, I moved into Kevin and Sarah Witt's house (they are on furlough in the states through April). It's a lovely home, and I have air conditioning. I never want to leave the house! I am also cat sitting for them. Here's the thing- I have terrible cat allergies, but God has blessed me. I don't seem to be allergic to Bubba. I actually like this cat, too! She is very cuddly...I am worried that I am turning into a crazy cat lady now. When I come home after working in the offices all day, I'll sit and tell Bubba about my day. I don't live with Dietra anymore (and I really miss her!), so this cat is the only company I have on a consistent basis. Fortunately, all the missionaries on the plot live within a 3 minute walk of each other, so it isn't hard to find people to hang out with.
We're still doing game nights and movie nights. I feel like I am doing a lot less ministry right now than I had been during the internship, but that's because the town kind of shuts down for the month of December. I know it will pick back up considerably starting in January. I have been able to continue with ministry at the church through discipleship and children's church. I will probably start to be much more involved with children's church than I was before; this past Sunday we had 250 kids there (the original 235 that I had been telling people was the number of kids at the beginning of the service- more trickled in throughout the morning). They need more helpers there, so I am going to step it up.
I have been spending my days working on end of the year communication pieces for LBOM. Even though this isn't something I love doing, I am glad that I have the background in this area and can help them with something they desperately need. As Jana says, it's my labor of love :)
Today is the last work day for the year; it will be fun to have the next couple of weeks off! I hope to do some fun things like go canoeing down the Delta or horseback riding. Maybe I could even go to a Game Reserve! I still need to see elephants. And lions. I want to see lions. I may have to go to the Kalahari to see those, though. Doubt that will happen! Maybe when Roger comes to visit...
I keep looking at the weather forecasts for MN- it boggles my mind that I am somewhere that is 100 degrees warmer than what people back home are experiencing. Have a great day! I am off to go play with a cat or something awesome like that.