Sunday, September 13, 2009

Life In General

I have been at REACH for two weeks now! I can't believe it's only been that long. It feels like I have been up here a lot longer then that. I haven't really gotten homesick that much, which I am thankful for. I am just liking being here right now. Danielle, a girl on my team really misses the kids she babysits. I feel bad for her.

So I am getting used to the schedule and everything. I got to take a three hour nap Friday. We had a free afternoon and I used it to catch up on some sleep. It felt sooo good! I have been so tired lately during my quiet time.

Last night we played a game called murder. It's where you turn the lights off and you have a murderer who tries to kill everyone by tapping people on the shoulder without being seen. If the murder is seen then the witnesses call the detective and testifies against who he or she thinks the murderer is. Anyway, so we played it last night and it gets really creepy. There's so much screaming, yelling and bodies falling! This house is perfect for this sort of thing. So many places to hide! Being is the basement is the worst, specially if your down there with three other people and all the sudden you discover they are the killer and kill you. Thankfully that didn't happen. It's really fun when the murderer is really good and kills without being seen. Then you can't trust anyone! Yeah so the house was alive, with screeching, laughing, and tables crashing! It was wild!

Tuesday we start our outreach here in the city at the ZONE. I am looking forward to that!

As far as how am I doing? Pretty good! I feel like I am really distracted. I can't seem to keep my mind on God. I mean, I am but sometimes it's just really hard. Hopefully in a couple weeks it will get better. Well, I should probably run. We have solo time in about an hour. I hope everything is going good for everyone at home and not at home. Miss and love you all!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Hey Everyone, so I've been in REACH six days now!!! It's been pretty awesome! I already feel like I know everyone, or at least I am getting there. It's just pretty cool being here and making new friends.
So like the SEND House, where we are staying, is in the middle of the city. It's really different. I can't get used to the sirens and the lights shining through my window at night. I like being able to interact with people in the city though. Wed. we, the Thailand team, ate lunch with a homeless man in the park. It was so cool! So we like expected to minister to him, right? It was totally the opposite. No sooner had we sat down when he started telling us what he believed and just speaking truth. He was quoting scripture and we all just sat there and ate our lunch and gawked at this man! His wife died about ten years ago and so he gave everything he had away and now he's living on the streets. Pretty neat, huh? So yeah, I am going to be quite the city girl when by the time I get home. Walking the streets makes me kind of nervous, I am fine when I am with someone but I wouldn't want to go alone.
The house we are staying in is really cool! I love it! It really feels like home! I am bunking with five other girls. It's kind of crowded in our room as you can imagine, but we it's cool! Breakfast is always at 7:30, but on Sat. and Sun. so we have like ten minute showers. Then after breakfast we have quiet time and then a session till lunch and then another session after lunch. And of course there's other activities like prayer walks in the city and team meetings. There's a lot to keep you busy, plus all the reading and memorizing to keep up with. And then each team has a day of helping with the meals and washing dishes. Next week I hope I get used to the schedule a little more, so much to remember.
So yeah, that's a tiny bit of what our everyday schedule is. Well, I think I am going to run, looks like we are getting ready to play a game called murder! lol!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fly Or Flop?

I am laying in bed with a million questions about REACH rolling around in my head. What will I be like after training? What will my friends say I am like after training? What is training? What will life be like after Thailand? What am I going to do after it's all over? What am I getting into? Who will God be to me? What if I can't do it? What if I just don't have what it takes?...whatever that is. So many what ifs! What if, what if, what if?
It's a few days before I leave and I am sooo excited to meet everyone but all the questions are making me restless. I'm about to jump into something that I've never done before, something I hardly know anything about. And Rosetta says I am brave. HA!
Sammy is about to step out of the nest, whether she flies or flops is yet to be seen. Hang around for the results peoples!...But then what is flying and what is flopping?

Friday, August 21, 2009

To Cute For His Own Good!

I wanted to get some pictures of Gibby before I leave....that way I won't forget how he looks, or did look! He'll be 2 when I get back! He probably won't know who I am a whole year from now! He's the hardest thing about leaving. Typical Yoder look

"No, I don't want whatever your about to do to me!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My pretty kitty

If he could speak, he would be saying "drop dead"

Abundance Of America Is Affecting Even My Horse

Okay so, I've spent like what, half of my day on the computer playing with this thing? Starting to sound like someone else I know! ;) But I did manage to pull myself out of bed this morning at a decent hour and go riding! And is my horse fat or what? At least she's not lazy! But anyway, I took her across the road and ran her amongst the bales. It was really fun, like I'd cut her her one direction and then cut her back the other way! Shoot, I could maybe barrel race after all!...yeah right.
Just reminded myself I am cleaning the church tomorrow. The humble job. And as Derek says, "Sammy, she just cleans." I told him he just majorly lowered my ego!! As if it could get any lower!
Nine days till I leave!!!

Just because

Hey peoples!
I wasn't planning on getting a blog but it's better then getting all your emails and keeping you up-to-date that way. Sooo while I am gone and you wanta see what I am up to, you can!!! I'll do my best to keep you informed of all the happenings over the next year. So anyway! Just in case your interested! :)