August 14 2017- Monday
Got up at 5:30, got ready, and Martin came over around 6, had coffee. Went to school at 7:30. LAST DAY OF WINTER SCHEDULE TODAY!!! School went really well today! It felt like a longer day, but it went well!:) After school, I went to Pailon with the mircro. BY MYSELF! First time in Pailon alone. I wanted to go to the little grocery store there, but it was closed (most stores are closed from 12-3) I had forgotten about that. So I went to the market and got a few things for the grocery basket I made for the kindness project I’m doing in school. Came home, cleaned the house and relaxed.

August 15 2017- Tuesday
Got up and headed to school. School went alright today! Still struggling with the younger grades (1&2). It’s pretty difficult when we can’t understand one another. During one of my conversation classes, we went to drop off the care basket, it went good, they had a lot of energy, so trying to contain that outside of school was a bit hard. But it was good! I hope and pray that it would have been a blessing to the family. This is a family, who, the father just got out of rehab (for the 3rd time) and he was back to his old lifestyle again only a few hours after he got out. So please, prayer would be much appreciated. I teach a few of the students, and they are just the sweetest. Anyway, at school today,the director gave me a paper asking if i would come back next year!! We need to give him or Arlie and answer by the 28th!! So I will pray about it and see what the Lord has planned for me. After school, I went home, and cleaned and got ready for the grade 8’s and 9’s to come over to bake tomorrow! I walked to the store by the entrance and bought some munchies and groceries for tomorrow as well. Then I downloaded some spanish songs and transferred them onto my USB drive for chapel tomorrow.

August 16 2017- Wednesday
Got up, got ready and headed to school. Chapel went well today! I was in charge of songs, and it went better than I have imagined! A few weeks ago, we switched grades for chapel, i am now with the older grades! (9-12) After school, I came home, changed and got ready. The students all arrived around 1:30! I was amazed at how well everything went!!! We made a few batches of cookies and delivered them to 3 different people in Villa Nueva. Rain and all, it was great! We were done around 4, so I came home, finished cleaning, then relaxed and read in the evening. I love my students.. ❤ ❤

August 17 2017- Thursday
Got up around 5:30, got read and was off to school. School went really well today!! Didn’t really have any problems which was AWESOME! For conversation classes, we started watching Inside Out to conclude our feelings unit, and to give the students a nice break, they deserve it! After school, I came home, and around 3:30, Eva took me to the clinic to get my IV done. It lasted until about 6:30, then I made supper, made tea, got my heater going and relaxed in the living room for the evening. It was a great day:)

August 18 2017- Friday
Got up, got ready for school. School went super well again today! By the end of the day I was ready to go home though! After school, I made lunch, then I had a nap! I got up around 3, and cleaned the kitchen, then I watched a few episodes, and did my nails. After supper, I made tea, and read a few more chapters in 1 Corinthians! Went to bed around 10.

August 19 2017- Saturday
Got up around 8, made coffee, pinterested a bit, then got the idea to make muffins! So I did that, did my laundry, and started getting lunch ready! While I was prepping for lunch, I started making cookies! I think something shote me lol. Martin was here around 11:30, and lunch was ready a few minutes later! Had lunch, then cleaned up, then we relaxed and talked about what our plan was. After, we went to Pailon to see if we could fix my phone, she was going off in spanish, but something about it doesn’t work, and stuff.. I have no idea, so we bought some food at the market and headed home. Had coffee break, and chilled outside a while! Around 5, we started making supper! Martin made some really delicious beef melanesa and rice! After supper, we went through the first few chapters in 1 Corinthians.

August 20 2017- Sunday
Got up around 6:30, got ready for church. Martin came over around 8, had breakfast, and left for church around 8:45. Church was good again today! It was about being thankful at all times. It was really encouraging! I love this church, I’m glad I can feel so at home here. After church, we came home, had some matè, and chilled. Heated up leftovers from supper yesterday for lunch. After lunch, I napped for about 2 hours. Then I made some fruit salad and had coffee break outside. We relaxed and played some aggravation and monopoly, then we invited Whitney and David to go for supper with us, left around 6:30, gassed up Martins bike and went to Saborys. When we got home, we read some more in 1 corinthians. Martin left shortly after 9.


Prayer Requests:
• Families in Villa Nueva
• 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
• My decision to teach the coming year or not.
• Patience, wisdom, courage, love…

***My whatsapp number is +591 70280684.

Thank you everyone,
all my love,
Joanna ❤