30 September 2012
23 September 2012
At the beginning of September, Sarah, Danielle's cousin from upper-state NY came for a few months. This Sunday was a celebration of culture at our church...so the girls got all decked-out!
14 September 2012
Santvana's children's home. In this pic, Merrilea is giving Bibles to girls who memorized 6 verses word-perfect and the books of the OT in order.
09 September 2012
03 September 2012
I get up at 7ish, wash up and make coffee, turn on some instrumental music and have my devos.
By 9, Danielle has gotten up, washed up and had breakfast. Nafisa follows her slowly and we gather together for a short devo to start our day.
I leave at 9:20am to a coffee shop to meet with 2 other men for accountability.
By 10, Nafisa is hard at work doing homeschooling with Merrilea. Danielle also hits the books by 9:30ish
By noon, I’m back to prep for meetings and trainings for the week.
We either fend for ourselves for lunch if Merrilea goes to visit a local gal at her beauty salon for a few hours… they have a prayer meeting and Bible study, or Merrilea has lunch prepped … could be simple sandwiches to stew or spaghetti to some tasty Indian cuisine.
Nafisa usually spends the afternoon out with her friends playing in our apartment complex playground… then spends two hours with our next door neighbor learning Hindi. She doesn’t understand much yet but her pronunciation is awesome!
We usually eat at the Indian traditional time between 7-9pm. Danielle has been having a computer graphics class most evenings from 7-9pm as well. Thus, she usually does not eat supper with us.
Currently, our table is out on the terrace but so are the boxes…boxes of things we still have to go through to give away or organize. We moved into a smaller apartment in April so we’re still trying to get things worked out…while not slowing down our work load. ;-) Hopefully by the time our niece Sarah comes this month we’ll have more things worked out so we can use our table!
Nafisa usually heads to bed around 9…lights out at 9:30. Merrilea and I turn in around 10-11ish depending on what's going on that week. Thankfully, we are located in a much more pleasant area a block away from major traffic. Much more peaceful. We hear birds! For the last 6 years it's been major traffic, donkeys and dogs!The telephone and internet connectivity is not as good ... but it's give-and-take.