Recovery: Things are going very well in that department. I got some AWESOME news from the Doctor last week. He informed me that I have very mild endometriosis. So, that is great! The cysts they removed were just regular ole cysts that do nothing except cause pain. Well, the cysts are gone, and so is the pain. So, I'm on some meds for the endometriosis but nothing too severe. God has showed himself so faithful to me this past week! YAY Jesus
Culture: Its been a while since I wrote about cultural things so I thought I'd take a second for that. I'll make it short....
Showers. Why showers? Well, first of all, there are little to no bathtubs here as is the norm for much of Latin America. AND there is seldom a hot water system in the house. So, we use a particular kind of shower head, called an electric shower, that heats up the water instantly before coming out to rain over you. The only downfall with this system is there is little to no water pressure. I'v gotten used to it though. When I was home for Christmas, I felt like my American shower water was going to drill through my skin. :) The other thing is that they take showers in the morning, every morning, and only in the morning. If you go anywhere without a morning shower, you are "nasty" :) In my experience in the States, shower times vary depending on the person. But so long as we bathe, there isn't a problem. NOT the case here. Weird huh? You MUST shower in the morning, no matter what the temp is.
Bible Study: A few weeks ago, before the surgery fiasco, I had a women's Bible Study. It was for the girls of UCU and we met at a local park outside on a beautiful day and studied about self esteem as seen in the Bible. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this, which is frustrating. But, I will say that it was awesome! There were seven of us in total and, though the group was small, we had a wonderful time of sharing and learning together. I have another one this Thursday and am starting to work on it now. Please pray that more girls will come and that the Lord would lead me to talk about whatever needs are represented by the group. Till next time!
QUOTE: Here, then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God's Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.
R. C. Sproul