on monday, i got pretty sick. bech and i left orientation to go to the clinic then went to our apartment for me to rest. his bag was left unattended in an on campus house for maybe 20 minutes. in those 20 minutes, someone stole our digital camera and his ipod.
also we are car-less, which is not fun. we were able to borrow the academy car for almost 2 weeks, but now people are on campus and they needed the car back. we were going to look at a car on friday, but alan shaba's (he's the one helping us by a car and the one who was going to be showing us this car) son became very sick with malaria. pray for him...he was unconscious, which is not good...
then saturday our internet messed up (i'm up at the school posting). after bech got back from going out to the village with our friend mvuto (i'll let him tell you all about that), i just broke down...and then, while i am upset, the power goes out. it does that alot here...just goes out for 2 or 3 hours every other day or so. it comes back on by the end of the night, but it can be very frustrating.
so i say all this not to complain, but to ask for prayer. we are tired after this past week, and school is about to start! we are both nervous and want to be good teachers. plus we feel so vulnerable...no car, our camera was stolen, etc. living in a 3rd world is definately harder than you might think (but more rewarding too!)...we are just really feeling the harder part right now.
i am thankful for the people reading this blog and so thankful for the prayers we know we are getting from faith and christ pres!
also, pray for our friends the ketchums...they had a week like ours. laundry was stolen off of their back porch, josh's car was broken into and some papers (not really of a monetary value, but stuff that took a long time to compile) were taken, etc. plus they live off campus like us, so their power goes off when ours goes off.
oh, and needless to say...no picture updates for a while! we will try to get another camera sent with a team coming out here in a couple of weeks...