Tuesday

On Tuesday we started our day off with a devotional lead by Ashley, Meghan and Brenam. After the devotional we got straight to painting and started to make a bit of progress in the church building and some outdoor painting too. We have been painting for 2 hours or so every morning, as a gift to the Asunduse church. We are painting with purpose, as Peter says!

After we’ve been working hard for a couple hours we are all quite hungry so we sit down together and eat a lunch of sandwiches, ichiban-style noodles, juice and a piece of fruit that we buy the night before at the grocery store. After each party we all walk down to the Selver grocery store and pick up what we need, then carry it all back to the church before going out for supper.

After lunch we begin reading again. We do a lesson, have a break with snacks, another lesson, and then our party. Our readers always seem to have such interesting responses to the lessons! It has also been great for me to see our teens stepping out when they are uncomfortable and trying to take the conversation somewhere or help the local teens draw a conclusion from the lesson. I know this trip will have had such a big impact on the local teens lives, but also the Calgary teens.

Our party was lead by Ashley, Meghan and Glen and it was a pirate party! Glen even dressed up in full pirate attire. It was a fun party that included a treasure hunt! Everyone had a lot of fun and the kids especially loved the treasures they received at the end — Canadian chocolate coins, rings, bangles, necklaces!

After the party we went out with some readers and had supper at a Latvian restaurant called Lido. Maybe I wrote about it already, we went there on Sunday. Anyway, then we headed out on a bus to Pirita Beach and a few people (Peter, Glen, Reid, JP, Becki and Brenam) went swimming! There were probably 30 or so of us out there and it was a great time.

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