I found out that I will not be staying in the mission house. Instead of spending time with short term teams, I will be living in the transition house. I am can't wait to move in there. I will be living with girls that have aged out of the orphan system, and helping lead and encourage them. They go to school and work, so they are very busy. I won't be moving for a couple of weeks, but I am ready to go!
I was invited to church Sunday morning here. The best part of the invite was that it included a ride. I do not have transportation here, so being driven around is a blessing. Church was good, and everyone there was very welcoming. It was in Spanish, of course, so I had a little trouble following along. After church, I got a ride to the grocery. The house I am living in now does not have a working stove or microwave. I was only able to buy bread and things that do not need to be cooked. I am really excited to try and find someone to teach me to make traditional El Salvador food.
Today, we went to Cipi. We taught bible classes and English classes. I wasn't sure how to help, so I mostly just sat there and watched. I learned some new words, and gave and received a lot of hugs from the kids. As I get better acquainted with the progarms, I will be able to help more. Tomorrow is a team meeting, then we are going back to Cipi for a movie night.
Today, I learned a lot of new words. I am trying to learn Spanish so I can communicate better. I feel so blessed because everyone here is SO HELPFUL with teaching me and patient with my questions. Even strangers in customer service! I do keep getting frustrated when I have to ask for help, though. I want to be better at speaking with people, especially the girls in the transition house.
That's all for now. I hope to find to time update everyone at least once a week. Thanks for your prayers, love, and support.