Saturday, June 25, 2011


How do I begin to process only having one week and a half left here?
It is so difficult for me.
There are so many opportunities to build on the old and start new relationships, but I know I can't stretch myself thin.
I am going to try my best to invest and visit those that have become special to me here and most of all just enjoy the time!
I get emotional every time I begin to think about leaving.

Thank you so much for all your prayers. I can't explain how encouraging it is to hear from you while I am here, so thank you.
A team of 11 AIM girls got here a couple weeks ago and it has been a huge blessing to work with them. It is encouraging to have so many people here to work hard, but it is also easy for me to feel lost in the crowd. I feel I have been friends with them for a very long time though, and how awesome it is to be with so many others that have the same passions as me.

A new sewing class started in the afternoons this week, so it was a joy to met these new women.
One of the women is a CSW (Commercial Sex Worker), and it makes me see how real and great this organization is in making an effort to help women help themselves.

In the morning class this week I had the privilege of sharing with them the story of my family and the hardships we have been through. But that you can experience joy in suffering. It was sweet to show them a picture of my family as they asked questions. They are so funny.

आशा, (Ashah) = Hope.
I hold to this, even when I am in the midst of a home that is 5 by 5 foot wide, knowing that 11 people live there. I realized this week while in a home, that when this young lady comes to our class everyday this is the house that she exits. She has lived here her whole life. She sleeps in one room with her whole family. Gosh, I have had so many opportunity in my lifetime!

This week I will focus on being at the morning sewing class because I have grown to love each of them. I will also be visiting women in their homes who just graduated from the last sewing class.
In the afternoons I will either join the new sewing class and go to nutrition class, or I will be in the other ministry site helping with tutoring. I love going to this because the kiddos are always so excited to see us. It is in one man's home, and is just such a cool opportunity.
At the end of the week we will probably have English class and then maybe a party on Friday because Kate and I will be leaving the next week.

The week after I will hopefully make my rounds, see everyone one last time, give them pictures and hugs, and just soak up the time!

I just hope to finish out strong and know that I have made the most of this time.
I am feeling very desperate to make sure to soak up every minute.

I will post more pictures when I am back of the closest relationships I have made here and tell you a little more about each person.
Thank you for reading!


  1. sounds like a good plan. you've been a blessing. love to the last.

    on a side note and very unspiritual: i went to an Indian restaurant for the first time this week. In Ouaga. It was really, really good. I think I could be a fan.

  2. So good to hear from you too Bre. Do soak up those last few moments there only to remember that God has done a great work in and thru you the weeks you have been there that will continue on. So proud of you. :)