I am so happy that it is Friday! Today was my second to last Friday before going home. Crazy, eh? I can't believe it!
We had a pretty relaxed school day this morning. Several subjects have finished up already, so things are starting to loosen up. In fact, Miguel didn't need me anymore by lunchtime, so I went and had lunch with some friends. They're the same one's that I went to the tropical island with a couple weeks ago (post in process), the one's with the kittens in their yard.
Unfortunately, the four little kitties are only two little kitties now, but life is like that for street cats here in Timor. So sad. Of the two left, only one was brave enough to come say hello. The other one hid in the drain pipe.
Mama and Mr. Friendly were hanging out together.
Then we put out a bowl of milk.
At first, no one was brave enough to come over and drink the milk, but eventually Mr. Friendly's curiosity was stronger than his fear.
He circled the bowl a bit before settling down.
Then Mama decided a drink of milk was a good idea too.
Mr. Friendly walked right towards me!
Unfortunately he didn't come close enough to touch though...I think he got distracted by the ants...and then the grass...and then pretending to sharpen his claws...he's a busy little guy!
Watching little bugs... :)
After we watched the kitties we went inside and baked gf snickerdoodle cookies! I'll have to show you pictures later though, because I don't have any at the moment. Hopefully I get a picture of them before they're all gone! They turned out perfectly! mmmm
Next was piano class!
After piano, I did the last minute grocery shopping for this weekend, and we headed back home.
To close the Sabbath we normally have a vespers program at home and invite people from Paulo's clinic and from church, but today we went to the final health seminar. Today the topic was finishing up malaria from the night before and reviewing the material taught each day this week.
There were some incentives to help with the review...
and we all had a lot of fun with the quizzes and songs.
Here are three of the main people who made it all happen.
Pastor Inacio (local pastor and translator for the meetings), Joan (volunteer missionary and the one who demonstrated the natural remedies at the end of each meeting)...
and Dr. Ivonne (the mission president's wife and main speaker for the meetings).
Praise the Lord, the meetings seemed to go very well. Although there were not very many visitors, there were many church members, even from other districts, and I know that a lot of learning happened as a result of this seminar.
Please keep praying for the mission here in Timor. It is young and still growing, and due to the heavy influence of Catholicism, it is very difficult for people to become Seventh-day Adventist and to be able to continue to work and go to school once they have become SDA.
God bless you all, and may you have a peaceful and happy Sabbath!