Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hello from Knoxville!

So I'm not quite in Oshakati yet, but it is definitely approaching quickly!

First, an explanation of this blog title: "ongaipi" means "hello" in Oshiwambo, which is the native language spoken in Northern Namibia (specifically Oshakati), where I will be located for the remainder of the summer.

Second, the travel plans are this: I am leaving Knoxville on Tuesday, May 31, and arriving in New York City, where I will stay the night. Wednesday, June 1, I will be meeting with the rest of the group traveling to Namibia with WorldTeach, and will fly through Dubai and Johannesburg to arrive in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia and the location of our orientation for the summer. From there we will all go to our individual locations and get started at our schools (there is one other girl stationed at the same school as me- hooray!)

I am so excited to start this adventure and would really appreciate everyone's prayers, especially as I travel and get situated there for the summer! Hopefully I will be able to update pretty regularly, so if you are interested in keeping up with what's going on I'd love for you to follow, or subscribe, or check-in every once in a while- thanks so much for all the support you have already given been providing!


  1. I'm praying! So excited for you!

  2. Hey, sweet friend! So excited to follow your adventures! Praying for you! Love you and miss you! :)