Month: July 2010

Did It Really Happen?

I’m sitting at home wondering:  Did the past two months really happen?  If it weren’t for the over three hundred pictures proving that I went to Africa, I would be convinced that the past two months have been a dream.  I’m sure that just yesterday I was sitting in bed dreaming about the day I…

Not Goodbye, But See You Later

I leave here tomorrow but I’m actually not too broken up about that fact, because I know I’ll come back to Africa as soon as possible.  I’m also excited to tell everyone about my experience.  Sharing all that God has done in these past two months is definitely a way of evangelizing.  I even have…

Finally Teaching!!

I’ve been trying to pack as much as possible into my last week here so I’ve been really busy!! The students started classes again on Wednesday and I jumped right into teaching them.  Normally on Wednesdays they are taught lifeskills all day but the teacher for that couldn’t make it.  So, a few minutes before…

Zanzibar International Film Festival

The Zanzibar International Film Festival is held annually in Stonetown and I was lucky enough to be here while it was going on. ZIFF is an organization which works to preserve and support the Arts in East Africa.  The other volunteer and I went this past Monday to check it out. To make it worth…

Week 7!! 12 Days and Counting…

I’m sitting here astounded at the fact that I’ve been here for 7 weeks already.  My time here in Machui has gone by in the blink of an eye and I’m trying to savor my last days here.  After a quiet few weeks, things are starting to pick up around here.  The children in the…

The Spice Farm

Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island because of the many varieties of spices that grow here. Most of the world used to get its spices here, in fact. One of the things that you have to do when you come here is tour a spice farm. There is one main one owned by the…

Learning Patience…and Some German?

It’s been busy here in Machui but it’s time to get caught up on the last week and a half. As I continue working the dispensary, I have become painful aware of the poverty here. Many of the patients look at me in distress when I tell them how much their medicine costs and it…

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