Monday, May 18, 2009

A week in the life...

Last Monday, as I browsed my missionary friends' blogs, I came across a very interesting one. "A day in the life" I thought that some of you may wonder what it is that I actually do. So, I spent the last week taking a few pictures of the things I do here. And now, I present to you my life:

I start off my day around 6:30-7:00 am when either my alarm wakes me up, or the paper business in my building turns on their machines and wake me up with the shaking of my entire apartment. :)

Then it's off to the gym for an hour or so. (this is not a picture of MY gym, but of a gym chain here in Colombia. I felt akward trying to take my camera into my gym)

Next comes my shower and walk to work. Before I leave the house though, I am sure to fix myself a hot cup of delicious, steaming, Colombian coffee. YUM!

On Mondays we all get to work and have a morning meeting. We discuss prayer requests, tasks/meetings for the week, and have a devotional time as a team. This picture is missing 3 staff members (including me, the photographer)

Next, I sit down and check my emails. I usually average between 10-15 non junkmail items, so it takes me quite a while to sort through them and respond.

I then spend my time emailing for work, putting together itineraries for various events, and doing anything else my superior may ask of me. This is all done at my desk; the "official" part of my work.

In no particular order, I am also the librarian for UCU. We have about 1,500 books that I am in charge of checking in/out, organizing, and making ID cards for students who want to become UCU library members.

The "relational" side of my job is in discipleship and mentoring. Various students come to me for advice or prayer and so I spend time with them whenever they are able to come to the office. Here is one of my regulars, Adriana.

On Wednesdays, we have our regular Bible Study. We average about 25-30 students per Wed. and it is about a 2 1/2 hour time of worship, prayer, and studying the Word. (note that this picture is not from our Bogota group but from our Barranquilla group. I completely forgot to take a pic of the group last Wed.)

And that wraps up what it is that I do. Until next time my friend!


aaron-das said...

Hey! you forgot about the part about skyping with me...hmm