Day 80 – Rest

After ten straight days of training, traveling, and being in a foreign country, I decided to take some personal time today…

After our morning devotional, I spent some time in the office helping out with the web redesign until about 1:00 pm. I then headed up to the apartment and spent a couple of hours watching some movies on my laptop while laying on my bed. Around 5:00 pm, I was recharged and ready to go! It was at that point that we headed to the “Unwind Center” which was a cafe on the other side of town where a bunch of musicians get together and essentially have a jam session! There was some acoustic stuff, some metal, and my personal favorite of the night: Speed Metal Christian Rap! I didn’t know it could be done, but these Indian dudes pulled it off… see picture above.

A few people have asked what a typical day was like, so here goes:

The days here are good. I get up around 6:00 am every morning so I can get in some quite time and beat the others to the internet. At 8:00 am, the maid has breakfast ready in the apt across the hall where we all eat together. At 8:20 am, I’m in the shower. Showers here aren’t like they are at home… The water pressure is unpredictable, the water temperature is really hard to control (either scolding hot or a little chilly) and if you get any of the water in your mouth it is probably that you will get a stomach virus. In other words, its not the hot, relaxing shower I’m used to at home… More of a “get in, get out” type of thing.

At 9:00 am, the team meets in the living room for our devotional, prayer, and daily team meeting. After that, we are pretty free until about 5:00 pm when we head out to whatever show / performance we have going on. The shows usually last until 10:00 pm or so and then we head back home. I’m usually in bed by around 10:30 pm.

During my free time, I usually head down to the office where the full time “volunteers” all work and try to help out with some website stuff (which there is plenty of). After a while, we all tend to venture out into the city to find some lunch and meet up with some of the people we have met for coffee.

Though this might not seem like to tough of a schedule, the fact that all seven of us are living together doesn’t allow for much personal time at all. I think the girls may have it even worse as the three of them are sharing one room (a queen size bed and a mat on the floor). As I am used to living alone, this is definitely an adjustment for me. : )

God is good!

Until next time,