30 July 2008

i'm in america

strange. wow. hummm...

i sort of want to post some pictures or say something profound about the experience of moving from one continent to another, but ...


i dropped my camera in a lake yesterday, so no photos. and i don't really have deep thoughts at this point. maybe next time.

hi :)

19 July 2008

today is the 19th

i'll leave slovenia in six days. i feel a little disconnected, half like a plastic version of me walking through the days. i wish i wasn't like this, but i sort of feel like i'm watching myself say goodbye. it all feels a little surreal. how do you say goodbye? how do you leave a home? will i be back? what can i dream of?
i've been writing. i've been eating ice cream at the park. i've been listening to music. i've been drinking coffee with dear friends. a lot. i've been looking at photographs and making presents. i've been wishing i could cry. i've been buying plane tickets. i've been taking old clothes to the red cross and buying wine glasses to replace the ones broken. i've been staying awake at night. i've been wishing the days were longer and the time was shorter. this is getting harder all the time.

14 July 2008

camp report

Well, camp was great. That's the short answer :)

Before I left, I wrote posts to automatically appear each day while we were at Bled. When I looked back at what I'd written, I was thrilled to see how God was answering those specific requests at those times! Teaching an English class was a highlight for me. I was with a really cute group of girls.

A few nights ago we had a camp reunion party at the Jackson's house. All the kids from camp (except for three who had left for family vacation) showed up! We played Viking, did the camp dance, played 4-square and passed out awards. So much fun! They are a most peculiar, varied, energetic, sweet group of 13-year-olds.

04 July 2008

day 1

What does it mean to be human? We're all unique. We all desire success and love. We experience failure, but search for perfection. And we want to belong.

That is our theme for the week. We'll meet with 22 junior highers at Kongresni Trg and leave for Lake Bled at 11:00.

Pray for a good start to the relationships that will be built this week.

Here we go!!!