Now in parting
So tomorrow i head to Istanbul. I will spend a day there then i will head home to America on Friday. I had never traveled out of America before this trip and it has been a great experience. I am not sure that i am ready to go home. I feel like there is so much more for me here. But we will see what God does through this. I am very excited to see my family and friends. Yet sad to leave my family...
So tomorrow i head to Istanbul. I will spend a day there then i will head home to America on Friday. I have never traveled out of America before this trip and it has been a great experience. I am not sure that i am ready to go home. I feel like there is so much more for me here. But we will see what God does through this. I am very excited to see my family and friends. Yet sad to leave my...
So last night i was expecting today to be a day of catch up and prep for going home. Then at 11pm i get a call from my leader who told me to come over to his house. When i get there i am informed that i will be taking a day trip to the Black sea. I was surprised but excited. it was a spur of the moment plan but it was a cool one. so we went up for the day and got to pray and get in the water...
So i realize i have not been posting as much as i should. I apologize. I have been a bad intern. However i have been taking lots of pictures with you all in mind. i plan to post them all tomorrow. I should have some free time and i will sit and create a bunch of posts for you all to enjoy. again i am sorry for not posting very much. i hope tomorrows posts will make up for all the missing...
So my friends from the states arrive tomorrow. i am pretty excited to see them. they became my family during the last few months and it will be nice to hang with them again. we have a lot of fun things planned for the next week so it will be a good time.
I saw a woman who had to have been in her 70s with bright pink hair. and yeah i dont have anything more to say to that.
so here is a little bit of info. people here are born with soccer balls for blood cells. they are naturally amazing at soccer. i went to play with a bunch of people last night. im not gonna lie i was scared to go on the field. they were doing flip kicks and spinning kicks and things i dont know how to describe and they did it all perfectly it was like walking onto a field with a bunch of...
so i went into starbucks to meet some people and while i was waiting for them i had a nice conversation with the man working behind the counter. this conversation was in my new language. it was basic but clear and i did a good job. i realized just how well i did when another american guy came in and was having trouble ordering so the starbucks guy called me up to help him. he called me up to...
tour guide again
i should really start charging for this. i have been recruited to play tour guide again tomorrow. some people are here from America and want to see the city. it will be fun though. i met them all tonight and they are a fun group. it should be a good time. on the agenda for the tour: the castle, the mosque, the prayer in the subway area and starbucks. sounds like a good day.
MR. fix it
so i have been playing mr. fix it here where i am staying. the house had some things that needed to be fixed and i knew how to do it. my next project is to build a close rack outside on the deck. it needs to fold up against the wall when it is not being used and it needs to be big enough to hold tons of clothes. so i will be taking a trip to the hardware store and starting to work on that. i...
frogs are making this sound
so a conversation at dinner went something like this. we were talking about a...
so i ave been doing better with language. i have been memorizing verses in my new language and i just had my first full conversation in the new language with no dictionary and no translator. it was basic but more than hello how are you. the grammar is really killing me. there are way too many endings. but i know i can get it. i hope i get it before i have to leave. it would be nice to be...
so there are more photos coming but someone else has them. so i will post them soon. i know i have said this before about my language class and guess what im going to post those next. im sorry it took so long but they are going up in 3…2….1….
so for those of you reading this i am sorry i have not posted in a couple days. i was away on a trip and was not able to connect to the internet. i have lots of things to post now and i will do them all today to make up for the missing posts. This last weekend i got a chance to go to the place where Christians first called themselves Christians. it was such a great experience. the people...
so we have some guests here with us and they wanted to see the city. so i get to tour them around. i am pretty proud of myself. i have been here only a month and i already know it well enough to tour around. i will be sure to post pics tomorrow after i get back from the adventure.
So sometimes it is nice to get away and spoil yourself every so often. So tonight a few of us went to see THOR. I was like a kid at Christmas. I am a comic geek and i could not be more excited to have these movies come out. It was a good movie for the most part. i really enjoyed it.
soup day was awesome today. there were lots of people and lots of interest. people were really getting into it today. i saw people being prayed for and breaking down. i saw people with looks on their faces that showed how amazed they were to hear the truth of who God really is. and i think someone may have gotten saved as well. God is doing amazing things here. i am happy to be a part of...
So the family that i live with has four kids. the two younger daughters want to be rock stars. they decided tonight to start writing a song. i am currently teaching one of them guitar. so i told her she needed to play the guitar in the song. now i have been asked to help them. it is fun. they are really pretty talented girls and they have a good idea for a song and it isnt about ponies or...
So one of the projects i was given to do is to make some scripture cards. one of the popular things to do here is to hang passages in your car. These are not Bible passages. People do this thinking that the passages will watch over them. We have decided to tap into that idea and make Bible verse cards to hang in cars. Not thinking that they will watch over people but making a way to have the...
So now that my class is done i will get to travel a little bit. I thought that i would be going with a friend to travel around this weekend, which may still happen, but another opportunity has come up. I might be able to travel on my own to some pretty cool places. I may be able to do some ministry in other places around here and get to see some pretty amazing things happen. so be on the look...
So i am a shorts and a t-shirt year round kind of guy. I like cool weather and i dont handle heat very well. No having said that let me say that at 10pm it has cooled down for the night and it is still 61 degrees outside. And im told it will only get hotter. I just about died today at some points. I hope i get used to this heat soon.