Sorry if I’ve already beaten this into the ground. But I want this blog to be an accurate reflection of my life here, so I’m going to talk to you about something that isn’t fun to talk about. But it affects my life practically everyday here. Men. Unwelcome interactions with them, specifically. Now…I had read … Continue reading Hope I’m not beating a dead horse.
April is the deadline for all of the Southerners to get out of the North or to have a visa to stay here. At the centre’s were still a few Southern boys so this week they moved South to a centre down there. I didn’t learn that they were leaving until the day before. Goodbyes … Continue reading Another Goodbye
This week I had the best, most encouraging lesson at language school ever. Now, I can’t really go into detail. Gotta be careful about stuff, you know. BUT I can say that my classmate and I got to spend a full two hours talking (in Arabic, of course) with our local teacher about the most important thing … Continue reading Praise Him.
It was not part of the original plan in my mind, but things change sometimes. And as it turns out I get to visit home for a few weeks this summer during my break from language school. This is a gigantic, incredible, huge blessing. Come June, I won’t have seen my family or friends for … Continue reading Beauty for Ashes
You have a conversation with your roommate that goes something like this: Me: So the weather got pretty hot this week. Roommate: Yeah, it was 108 degrees the other day. Me: Well, I’m glad the fans are working, but it’s still not hot enough to turn on the air coolers. Roommate: Yeah. Its going to be getting … Continue reading You Might Live in the Desert If…
Not sure why I haven’t done this sooner. But I’d like you to start meeting some of the amazing boys in my life. ..Lets clarify that—the boys I work with at the centres. If you get my newsletter you’ll see this again there. 🙂 This is Kubri. (Not his real name because we’re not supposed … Continue reading Meet a Boy.
The past few days have been encouraging. My class at language school finished book 2. So we had 3 days of tests–3 written and an oral test. I don’t have my score yet for the last one, but we all did pretty well and the teachers and director of the school were all pleased with … Continue reading Hey, I can speak Arabic!
Hi. It’s been a little while. Sorry about that.Life has been busy. Too busy. But still good. I’ve been a little stressed and overwhelmed, if I’m being completely honest. But probably the one thing that is stressing me the least is my time with the boys at the centre’s, which is wonderful. We’re doing some … Continue reading Nothing