The other photo is of Evelyn's shower. She is at the end of the table and she is due in about one week. I think she is one of the neatest women I have met here. It is not common for women to throw baby showers here. Emilee had fun games planned and good food and I was glad to be a part of bringing a bit of America into this land. I like the celebration we offer to new mothers and I hope they saw the purpose of it as well.....
Friday, February 26, 2010
a couple of sites lately
Good Morning from Nigeria. Here are a couple of pictures. One is of the track at Hillcrest school. I spend my Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons there with five teenagers (those are the number of long distance runners I personally work with) who have their first track meet this Friday and then only one more on the 20th of March. The thing I have enjoyed the most with these five are the moments I am able to talk to them about the parallels with their distance run with their walk with Christ. It is so fun for me to pass this on because a lot of my spiritual growth insight has come from my distance runs and I think there is so much to be learned by taking a moment to just train our thoughts in that direction. At first, they were a bit confused why I was bringing it up with each session. I do believe however, they are now catching on that I want to not only coach them for their meets, but I want to train them with their walks and how to persevere through the distance race of life. I love it! Now, if I can just get them to not ignore me at school when they see me (hehehehehee). Oh well, at least on the field I have their attention. Strange having a season that is so short and then cut even shorter because of the crisis earlier this year. Either way, this is common scenery for my eyes.