This is me and a boy from a hill tribe in northern Thailand about one hour away from Chiang Mai. So cute. Continue reading “Up in the Hills”
Finishing in Brazil and going to Asia…
As I finish in Brazil, I look back at what has happened and what I have learned. At times Brazil has been very difficult like when I did not have any handle on my Portuguese. But these last few months I have been able to really enjoy Brazil and make the most out of it. I still think of the two boys that I wrote about in my last blog, Igor and Luis. Igor has actually ran away from home and is most likely involved in drug trafficking. I still have not learned anything about Luis — all I can do about that is hope he went home.
This is a door belongs to a house found within an extremely impoverished area within Liberdade, Sao Paulo. While this house is not very big it will house ten families. (Google Maps link of location)
About one month left in Brazil, then I am off to Asia for the final leg of the journey. The last little while has been really good and I feel like I’m actually getting the hang of things. It also feels like I’m getting into and understanding some of the harder things that are occurring.
I want to tell you about two boys that I have gotten to know a little bit here. The first is named Igor and the other is named Luís. Continue reading “About two boys”
I have been in Brazil for about 2 and half months now and I am really starting to enjoy it. The first month and a half was actually some of the hardest time that I have been through while on this trip.. Being thrown into a new culture and language where there isn’t a lot of people who speak your language can be pretty frustrating.
Today I was walking down a major avenue in São Paulo and I saw something extremely odd. It was a man riding a bicycle with his neck in a brace and without a helmet. It’s the sort of thing that you will come to notice by being in Brazil. Continue reading “Frustrations of an intercultural manner”
It has been a little while since my last blog and I have a bunch to cover. Since Egypt we went to Ethiopia and from there we ended up in Rwanda, Uganda, and eventually Kenya. We visited a different ministry with each country and who all have their own styles of ministry.
We’ve been in Egypt for the last few days. We came here after a couple day layover in Greece and a short while in Valencia. It hasn’t been easy to get used to being in Egypt, especially while leading a big team of North Americans.
There isn’t a lot that is exciting in a missionary’s life, nor is it ordinary. Neither is there a lot that goes on in a potential missionary’s life, especially one that is learning to become one, or at least learn about cross-cultural ministries.
I leave in two days, that’s right just two days. It is a scary notion to think that soon I will be half way across the world leading a team for a month from Europe to Northern Africa and then off to Brazil for six months. It is hard to comprehend. Although it is nice to speak into a vacuum about how scared I am that’s not what I will do.