Monday, January 25, 2010

English, Police, and Frosty Weather


Today we started our first day of work. Teaching English will definitely be an experience and a lot of work. After spending time shopping at the market with Gina we had lunch and dove into training. The place where we work is about a 30 minute walk and by the time we get off work there are no more buses. After snowing all night last night, we got to experience that walk in ice and thick layers of white powder. The walk there was nice and we enjoyed the beauty of winter wonderland, but the walk home in the night was a different experience. Tonight we actually got stopped by the police who were obviously looking for handouts. They made a big deal of us not having our original passports on us and were thoroughly enjoying watching us freeze. I lost the regular copy of my passport that had my visa and migration card so as they checked David and Steven’s copies I was frantically praying that they would overlook mine. Sure enough, God is good—all the time! Who knows what would have happened if they didn’t see my visa on the copy. Luckily for all of us David had a business card of a local police captain and once the officer caught glance of that we were apologized to and sent on our way. When it was all said and done it was a great reminder that we are in desperate need of God. Today it was -12 C and tomorrow is planned to be the coldest day of the year. I can’t wait!

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