Sunday, June 5, 2011

Orientation report

Since arriving in Windhoek I've been spending time at WorldTeach Orientation with the other summer volunteers and the semester volunteers. I am really ejoying getting to spend time with the others and experience the initial culture experiences with others who are in the same boat. I can't believe that on Thursday I'll be on my way to my placement and on Thursday I'll be at my placement school in Oshakati- wow!

In orientation we've gone over a lot of the safety measures we need to be thinking about, how to keep in touch with each other and home, and learning about the culture and history here. I've been learning a lot, and am excited to be immersed, but like I said, I'm enjoying spending the time with the other volunteers. I've been drinking a lot of hot tea (Rooibos- thanks Julie Hunt for helping me acquire a taste for tea!) We've been mostly having sandwiches and cereal to eat for lunch and breakfast. For dinner we had spaghetti last night and Namibian barbecue the night before- yum!

Prayer- continue to pray for those I come in contact with, that I can share my personal purposes for coming with them, and that I would continue to be protected and safe. Psalm 62 was in my biblestudy yesterday, and verse 8 has become one of my prayers: "Trust in Him at all times you people; Pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge"

1 comment:

  1. love it! hope you're having fun at BPU. i'm glad you all had a braai the other night. and i can't believe you'll already be at your placement on thursday - wow!!! soak it up, girl!