June 3 2017- Saturday
Got up at 8, cleaned, showered then went to Ilianas around 10:30. Martin was back around 12. We went for lunch in Pailon then came home and finished a movie from last weekend!

June 4 2017- Sunday
Went to church. Went to city until 5ish. Came home, had supper, watched Cheaper by the dozen.

June 5 2017- Monday
Got up around 11 (yes I slept). Martin came over, had brunch. Played some games, sat outside. Spur of the moment decision to go to the Pailas bridge. Got 6 bee stings.

June 6 2017- Tuesday
Got up at 9, got ready then Martin came over and we went to Pailon for salteñas. Came back, went to Anne Diedrichs. Then I went to Ilianas for lunch! After lunch I went through her clothes and took A LOT of clothes home! Painted a bit, washed my bedding, and got my devotional ready for tomorrow. Martin was back around 4:30, we played some games and then started making varaniki and varsch for supper. After supper we watched some corner gas!

June 7 2017- Wednesday
Got up at 6, got ready, had coffee and headed off to school. I did the devotional today. Was scary but I survived. I spoke about glorifying God through EVERYTHING you do. It was Teacher Day here in Bolivia so the students had a bit of a program or ceremony thong for us, was so cute. After school, Martin and I got on his bike and go to Ibnias, because one of the school board people invited all the teachers over for lunch, it was good! We left to go home around 3. Had a pretty relaxed day for the remainder of the day.

June 8 2017- Thursday
Got up around 6, went to school. After school, Martin and I went to Pailonnbecause he needed some things to fix his bike, but we couldn’t find anything:/ Made chicken and mash for supper, was good!!

June 9 2017- Friday
Got up at 6, got ready and headed off to school. Was SOO wet, but I love the rain. After work, Martin and I went to the city to get the tools he needs. Went to 6de August and got what he needed! Then went to Papa Johns for lunch/supper/faspa. We were back home around 6! Relaxed in the eve.

June 10 2017- Saturday
Got up around 7:30, and had coffee with Martin. He wanted to work on his bike, so I showered and got ready and cleaned up a bit. John and Iliana came over for matè and John gave Martin a bit of a second opinion on the bike. Then Iliana and I got ready. We drove to the radio station and did our photoshoots! It was so awkward but we got some good shots haha. After, Martin and I played games and watched some corner gas and just relaxed.

June 11 2017- Sunday
Got up around 9, Martin came over and we had coffee and watched a sermon by Charles Stanley. Was a relaxing morning and afternoon. Around 4, we went to Whitney and Davids and had terere and had charasco, John and Iliana, and Ben were there too. IT WAS SUCH A GOOD DAY!! We had charasco and sweet potatoes salads and whatnot. It felt just perfect, like we kinda all found our place. After, we went to Pailon for Ice Cream! It was so good!!!!! ❤ ❤

June 12 2017- Monday
Got up at 6, got ready and Martin came over for coffee. Then I went to work, Martin left for Cariño right around when I came home. I did literally NOTHING all day.

June 13 2017- Tuesday
Martins Birthday today!! ❤ Today I got up around 7, got ready and headed off to school. Had 2 free periods this morning because the games started today. So it was a SUPER chill day at school, which I didn’t mind at all. Around 4:45 Whitney came to pick me up and we went to the games. There was this march.. orientation.. dance.. speech thing tonight to kinda start up the games or something. Lasted until almost 8. Came home, chilled and hit the hay.

June 14 2017- Wednesday
Got up at 7, went to the school shortly before 8 and got on the bus and headed to Pailon to supervise and watch the girls game. Was so warm today!! The girls won 1-0! The game was done around 9:30, so I go home, change then Iliana and I head to the city! We went to TGI Friday for lunch. It was do good!! Then we went into the mall to withdraw money and then went to the music store where I wanted to buy Martin his birthday gift. But they were closed until 3!:( So we went to the airport to pick up John then went back to the music store. I had 2 ideas in my head but they didn’t have either:/ So I just bought him something else. We went back to the mall, I bought a coffee grinder, french press and coffee beans!! I felt quite guilty about it on the way home though. We had supper in Pailon, then headed home! I went to bed pretty much instantly because I was so tired. I started laundry before I went to the city, and it was still going when I came back, so I go in to check i tout and it smells very burnt and zangarich. So I shut it off.

June 15 2017- Thursday
NO SCHOOL. But I still woke up at 7. Was lazy until about 8, then got up and cleaned a bit and tried to do laundry again, it still smelled funny, but I turned it on and it just was shot. So I shut it off again. Went to the store to buy a few things. Anne invited me over for lunch so I walked there around 11. Lunch was so yummy! Went back home around 1. Made rice pudding and relaxed a bit. Then brought my laundry over to Ilianas to finish it there. Came home and watched the last song. Around 3, I went to ilianas and had terere with her and John. Brought my laundry back home and hung it up to dry. After supper I listened to a podcast (same one 4 times) and had tea and journaled, it was a perfect evening!

June 16 2017- Friday
Got up around 6:45, got ready and headed to school. School was good today, I was feeling kinda sick in the morning though. Was still really good though! Came home, cleaned a bit, then had a nap. Martin was back around 3. Chilled for a while, then around 6 we went to Anne and Diedrich because they invited us over for supper! When I got there I found out they had kinda planned a surprise party for me! Iliana and John and David and Whitney were there too! We had chicken hearts, grilled beef and veggies, salad and a birthday cake for Martin and I! It was a great evening! Even got a blanket from Anne and Diedrich! Went home around 10 and hit they hay!

June 17 2017- Saturday
Got up around 7:30, cleaned the house and got ready. Went to Pailon for Saltena Saturday around 9:30, came home, got stuff ready then we were off the Santa Cruz! First we went to the mall for lunch, then picked up a few things and went to Camino! Booked into our rooms and chilled by the pool a while. It was pretty windy and a bit chilly, but it was still good! After, got ready and went for supper in the restaurant in the hotel! It was so nice and relaxing!

June 18 2017- Sunday
Happy birthday to me. Got up around 7, had a BATH!! This was the first bathtub I’ve seen here!! Then got ready and went down for breakfast. After we just relaxed and watched some T.V, actually found 1 whole English channel. Checked out around 12, and went to Fridays for lunch. We had the most AMAZING ribs! Tasted so good! Then went to the music store where I bought Martins pedal, but they were closed. So we headed on back home! At home we chilled at Anne & Diedrichs sitting outside and relaxing, then went home and had some terere. John and Iliana joined us, and we had some snacks. We played some aggravation ad well. They left around 7, and Martin and I talked for a while then watched some Corner Gas.

 

 

Prayer Requests:
• That I will be who my students need me to be
• My personal relationship with God
• Health
• ***Language barrier***
• To truly let Jesus’ love and light shine through me
• To focus on God and make Him number 1 above all else
• For friendships
• Homesickness
• Patience, wisdom, courage, love…

 

All my love,

Joanna

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