So debrief was pretty awesome because Brasov is such a cool city. I love it so much. It reminds me of the city i grew up in Nicaragua, Leon, the architecture is very similar. So it felt very homey to me. And the food was great. And they had cheap tattoos, so i got one while i was there. :-)
So a normal day at debrief is a session in the morning with worship and a teaching for about an hour or so and then the afternoon is occupied with eating and other activities we have chosen to take part in. In my case i tried to go paragliding, which i thought would be jumping off of a mountain and floating to the bottom in a parachute, which turned out to be this little go cart thing that a propellor on the back of it that flew around with a parachute attached to it. Still cool for what it was, but a let down when you are expecting the adrenaline rush of jumping off of a mountain. I didn’t end up going up because the weather started to get stormy, so i saved money there, and spent it on my tattoo instead. So it worked out.
My other days consisted of chilling out in town or one day i went to visit 2 castles. So that was awesome as well. We went to the supposed Dracula’s castle. So that was cool.
And now i am in this little town called Poplaca. We are living with this couple from Kentucky so they are very southern and i love it. Their home feels so much like home. They make amazing american food and we have nice beds and a wash machine!! So i washed my clothes for the first time without using my hands in about 5 months. So that is amazing. I can’t believe how clean the wash machine can get my clothes…. they all smell and look so clean. I can’t get over it…
Anyways, we are loving it here. And they have a garden, so part of what we will be doing while we are here is helping them in the garden. Getting the soil ready to plant, and pulling weeds and planting vegetables. All of the food we eat is fresh. She makes gams and all kinds of caned fruits from her garden and all the vegetables we eat are from the garden. Its so amazing! Yesterday was Easter in Romania, so we got to have Easter twice this year. And the way the celebrate is to make a Thanksgiving meal. So we had turkey and dressing and mash potatoes and gravy and all that great stuff…. oh man was it good. And she makes cupcakes and cinnamon rolls and all kinds of baked goods along with homemade bread! I can’t get over our food here…. Im so excited!!
Aside from the garden we will be doing some kids ministry and some English classes and some other random things that they need help with. I am so much looking forward to this month. Its weird though, because this atmosphere reminds us a lot of America. So God is preparing us to go home. Its interesting. We aren’t as ready as i thought. But this month is going to be awesome.
So lets catch up… We ended out Swaziland with a visit to a little village called GeGe. We lived with a pastor and his family who were missionaries from Zambia. So we lived in this old clinic building that they had taken over. The girls set up our tents in the Gynecology ward, quite appropriate. And the boys camped out in their living room area on the floor. Our ministry there was the care point next door. We took pictures of the kids for their sponsors in the states and did crafts with them. So we had a few days of children’s ministry there at the end. It was great.
Justin celebrated his birthday at the dump with his friends, we actually surprised him with that. He loved it. We said our good byes to our friends we had made and set out for Johannesburg South Africa to fly out to our debrief in Brasov, Romania.