Friday, January 23, 2009


Well, I've now been in Antigua for five days, and I still love it! We have Spanish School every day, then the afternoons are taken up with sightseeing, schoolwork, or classes with PFIM (Preparation for Intercultural Ministry) and Cultural Anthropology.

The weather has been beautiful, getting down in the 30's and 40's at night and up to 90 during the day. Most of us already have a little bit of a tan, even though we haven't spent a lot of time outdoors.

This is the street outside the Spanish School:

Well, now that I have some pictures, I'll post some of them. This first is one that Vanessa took of the rest of us girls. Left to right our names are: Savana, Sarah, Erika, Brit, Brittany, Kendall, Abby and Kaitlyn.

This one I labeled, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness." And it's so true! If we're going to stay well, we have to apply hand sanitizer really often.

We had a team meeting in Higher Ground (a coffee shop run by WYAM) and discussed who would go on the Recon trip to El Salvador and make connections with the churches we'll work with there in our practicum. Vanessa was the chosen delegate. During the meeting, I took pictures of a few of the team:

Brent and Stephanie, the engaged couple.

Brittany, the Albertan who looks like a California girl.

[more pictures in the next post]

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