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Saturday, January 29, 2011

week 2

I have officially completed 2 weeks of classes, 10 more to go! This week Pastor Mike spoke about the transformation and recovery from the fall of man. He also talked about strong holds and things that can stop us from growing closer to God. It was a good week and I am ready for the weekend! Tomorrow the 2 teams staying with us will be leaving so the DTS girls are excited for some quiet time! On Thursday we had a soccer game, YWAM Panama vs Wisconson. We won 6-4 and even though I didn't play, Alison and I enjoyed the pool beside the field. :)

two-toed sloth.
Friday night we went out with our small group leader Christina to the Cosway which is a man made strip that is filled with restaurants and has an awesome view of the city. It was crazy to see all the boats lined up waiting to go through the canal. We went to dinner at a popular restaurant called Mi Ranchito, and I got the breaded shrimp with french fries and fresh squeezed limeade. Dinner was excellent and after we went for icecream, which I was way too full for. The strip connects 3 islands together, its a very popular place to go biking or walking. After icecream we went to visit the yacht club, and admired the enormous boats docked in the harbour. On our way back from the yacht club we encountered a two-toed sloth on the side of the road! I personally thought it was rather creepy but apparently the two-toed ones are rare and also more vicious. We watched as it tried to make its way towards the ocean (because they are much better at swimming than walking.) We also encountered some local racoons that scrounge for crabs by the rocks at the bottom of the strip. It was a great night.

Tonight Bekah and I are babysitting for Christina and John so they can have some time alone. In exchange we get to do laundry, shower and watch movies and their house. Next Saturday is our first outreach, we are going to be handing out the Samaritan's Purse boxes to a local church! We are also thinking about volunteering at a local orphanage every other weekend. I'm pretty excited for the next few weeks and im starting to build relationships with many of the kids here, even though they don't speak english!

Love & miss you all,

p.s. heres our memory verse

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.
And God is faithful; he will not tempt you beyond what you can bear.
But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

1 Corinthians 10:13

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