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Published: July 25th 2013
Me and Meagan at the park
After breakfast and a devotion lead by Jeff and Fatma, we headed on the bus to Dos Hermanas for another early morning. When we got there, we met the pastor of the church, divided into groups, and headed out. I was put in a group with a guy from Russia and a girl whose mother is from Spain and father from the United States. We were supposed to find a street that had houses on it and go down that road. We ended up turning too early and walking up and down stairs in apartment buildings. Most of the people didn't answer even though they were home. It ended up being hotter inside the buildings, so I was glad when we finally had to return. Since we were staying there in Dos Hermanas for the rest of the evening, we ate lunch at the church and spent our siestas there as well. They cooked us a huge pot of paella and we all sat down to eat the delicious meal together. The room ended up being extremely hot so we all had our fans out. A lot of people pulled chairs out and slept on them. All of the younger people
joined in a circle singing songs in Spanish and English and then played a game called signs. It was a really fun game, but is very hard to explain. Before we went to the park, we all gathered together and started singing praise songs. One of the girls who was singing started to sing in English while the others sang in Spanish. It was an amazing moment to see and hear people singing to God in different languages. It was definitely one of my coolest experiences while on this mission trip. After our siesta time was over, we got on the bus and headed over to a park. Everything was running so smoothly today that I was wondering where our attack was. Well, when we got to the park, we ended up learning that we didn’t have permission to use the park for our festivities. We set up all of our things while more kids began to come. Apparently the park is a place for people with bongs to smoke water vapor or drugs because we were surrounding by young people smoking out of them. I tried my hand in balloon making, but quickly found out that I am not
as good as I thought. While I was trying to make an elephant, I saw two cops pull up in the parking lot. They stopped and rolled down a window, staring intently at us. I began to pray, knowing that all they could do was ask us to leave. After two minutes of waiting there, they left and didn't come back. We ended up having a pretty fun and successful time at the park. Tomorrow we will be heading to a retirement home. Until tomorrow!
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