Sunday, 8 April 2012

Never have I ever...

Never have I ever… before moving to Africa:

Washed all my clothes by hand.
Been asked to be a second wife.
Been away from my family for longer than 2 months.
Known more than 20 words in another language
Been a teacher in a primary school.
Eaten grasshoppers.
Dreamt so much about food.
Taught children in another language
Gotten Giardia
Taken a bath in a bucket
Gotten worms
Lived in an area without vehicles.
Had bedbugs
Traveled internationally by myself
Not eaten ice cream or anything cold for longer than two weeks.
Lived in a mud hut.
Hauled water on my head from a creek.
Lived in another country longer than a month.
Craved vegetables.
Bought avocados from a local farmer
Been stolen from.
Had a mouse try to make a nest in my hair.
Cooked everything over a kerosene stove.
Not eaten meat for longer than a month.
 Been so sick of carbohydrates.
Thought of de-worming as an “event”.
Been given a name in a different language.
Worn dresses and skirts every single day.
Been so tan.
Taught English.
Been called “The White Tribe.”
Had a baby named after me.
Been so challenged in my relationship with Jesus.
Been so in love with the Gospel and so desperate for people to receive it.
Been so sure of being where God wants me.
Been so thankful for your prayers, support and your notes of encouragement!

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