Friday, May 28, 2010

Week 1

Wow! What a week. I have 30 minutes to write a blog. I'm going to my host families grandpa's birthday party tonight. I feel like I have been here for a month already. I've done so much...I started working pretty much on Tuesday..Wednesday was more work..Thursday I got to go to a meeting at the US Embassy for work...that was awesome! Today, was by far the best day of the week. I was able to go to Independencia, one of the poorest parts of Lima...all of my trips to Mexico through Tijuana House Building Ministry and Viidaii...everything I read could have not have prepared me for what I saw and experienced today. I can't describe it all in the next 20 minutes that I have. I'm still trying to process everything in my head. Anyway, I will be working there..hopefully 4 days a week..working with a doctor who runs the medical clinic and does pretty much all of the public health/health promotion in this area. I'm so excited...his project focus that is coming up is children under 5 and physical screenings, I'm so excited to work with him. The medical clinic that he had was so small. Anyway, I have to go soon. Another memory...on the car ride to Independencia was speaking Spanish with a German..that was a new experience for me. I'm so glad that I have Spanish speaking ability is helping so much with forming relationships and getting work done. I do miss home as well, but prayer and keeping busy is helping. I know that I'm never alone. Ciao.

2 comments:

Mity said...

Poverty is a nasty reminder for those of us that have more. I am so glad that you get to experience this.

Glad you got to visit the Embassy, that would have been exciting for me too.

Feliz Cumpleanos a Abuelito!

Miss you, and yes, keep busy. This will be the way to clear your mind and get things done.

With Love,
Tia Mity

Alli said...

It's funny how we lose our sense of time when we're crazy busy. I'm glad that you're getting to experience so many new things. I hope you have fun at the birthday party!

By the way, we missed you on Tuesday :(

Alli Penn