Monday, July 21, 2008

Home Sweet Home!

I had a wonderful LAM retreat in a beautiful retreat center just outside of Medellin.
I will take many things with me from that experience. a) an incredible sense of community with my fellow LAMers b) a better understanding of what success looks like to God and that it isn't about belongings or what the world sees, its about Christ's work in us. c) dozens and dozens of some kind of bug bites that cover my legs from the knee down and actually kept me awake for the entirety of last night. I usually use self control in not scratching bug bites because we all know that the less you scratch, the less they itch and sooner they disappear. WELL NOT THESE BABIES They itch ALL the time. Call me crazy, but I even took a picture of it. Got any remedy ideas? Feel free to put in your ten cent's worth!!!

I am officially unpacked, settled in, and had my first day of work today here in Bogota. I can't believe I can finally say all of that! My day at work was probably what you would expect for first day. We had a team meeting and discussed my various jobs: data entry, organization of various office items etc., preparing for my English classes, and-the BIG job....helping organize and plan our huge 2009 40th anniversary of UCU. Trust me, its a BIG JOB!!! I can't wait to get started!


And finally, here are some pictures of my room here. I tried TWICE to take a video of my house and it wouldn't load onto my computer, so, sorry about that. But here's a video substitute. I'll be posting a video (hopefully) of my office at UCU some time later this week. BLESSINGS!






QUOTE: (my quote this week comes from a card that my sister gave me as I was leaving. I thought it quite appropriate. THANKS JILL!) "I have but one candle of life to burn and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light."
John Keith Falconer

6 comments:

aaron-das said...

Umm...I don't see the trash can in the bathroom...uh-o...watcha going to do haha

CA RN to Honduras Missionary said...

Hey friend - I would say an Oatmeal bath but you don't have a bath. You need some cortisone cream of some sort. Ask at the local farmacia.

WWW.LKAYJOHNSON.COM said...

Hey Zoe, was just praying for you this morning. So glad to see that you are safe and sound and you already have your closet organized. How do you do that?! xoxo KJ

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet Friend! I have tried EVERY anti-itch cream and have found NOTHING that works on the really itchy stuff. But for sleeping, I have used ice to numb it - that always worked. I HATE TO ITCH!! I love you and I'm so proud of you!!

Carla

Anonymous said...

Hi cuz! Yeah! You're there! I love and miss you and will be praying for you every step of the way,

God bless,
Tiff

Monique said...

I don't know if they have them there, but if you know you are going to be someplace super buggy, you can take garlic pills. A lot of the biting bugs won't come near you. Congratulations on a safe arrival, you are in our prayers!