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Published: October 14th 2006
Me coming back from surfing in the fridged water in chile.
hey all how are you doing. well i guess i should let you know whats going on with me here in pichilemu and alittle about pichilemu. pichilemu is a little surfing town about 3 hours south west of santiago, the capital of chile. the weather here is like bc a bit. its not hot, its cold, its very windy most days and it reminds me of cali with the fog in the mornings and such. its doesnt rain alot. it has twice since i have been here and that has been a month already. thats crazy well 8 to go and then back in canada. so i will give you a break down of my average day.
we wake up at 630. we then go have quiet time for an hour. then at 8 we have worship or intercession for an hour. then at 9 we got breakfast wchi consists of a bun and jam and some tea. i drink tea on average of 3 times a day with tons of sugar. so i need to brush a few times a day or else cavities. sometimes at breakfast we get some oatmeal which i have come to love a appreciate. its
Unreal sunset before dinner.
so good. i havent had milk like once yet. it smells off and not to my liking and they always have it served hot. so not my cup off tea. no pun intended. we then go to class at 930. for the first 15 to 20 min of class we have student mini sermons. then after that we got class till one. we get a break and have some tea and if we are lucky some hot chocolate. then at 1 we have lunch. we always get a nice big lunch. well big in their minds. i could eat like 3 plates of it. and i try to get the left overs after everyone is served or if some girls dont finish theirs i usually ask. so its ok. then from 2 to 4 we have work duty. we then have free time till 5. at 5 to 630 we have small group, one on ones with our leader, study time, or sports. then at 7 we have dinner. its been soup i think every day. so kinda weak but what can ya do and then i have my third cup of tea then. then at 8 to 930 we
Me being the pro photographer at a wedding.
have sports, drama, or study. and then we have to be in bed by 1030. see we are run pretty tight here but its good. our weekends are ok. on sat we are mainly free but at night we do outreach in the streets. and on sunday we go to church at night. so the days are free but its not enough time, i need more down time.
then on oct 28 i think it is we are going on mini outreach. we go for about 2 weeks. my group of 7 plus leaderswill be going to santiago. its a really rough neighborhood there. so we will be in a church for 2 weeks working and doing that. we come home on the 14 of nov. we have class for a few more days and then on the 3 of dec we go to argentina for a southern south america conference. we are there for about a week and a half and then off to our outreach places. i will be going to columbia as of today. the other group goes to haiti and d republic. so i felt God calling me there so thats where i am going to
Boys will be boys
Me and my boys at our house.
go. i really want to go to haiti but cant do everything. so we do that till about the 4 of mar and then we are back in pichilemu for a week or two and then i am traveling around. so i got alot to look forward to.
so about my time here. i am learning spanish slowly but its good, i am going to braid my hair tom, i went srufing for the first time last week. the waves sucked, it was real windy and they kept on blowing out. so not too many good ones. but i got up twice and then fell cause the waves wasnt going anymore. but it was run but i did hurt my hip flexer. its kind of a reoccuring thing here. anyways back to food cause thats my life. its very cheap here. i buy food alot and we go to the market every sat and get unreal cheap fruit. we get like apples and bannans for like 300 pesos a kilo. which is about 60 cents. its very cheap. then we buy canned tuna and bread and jam and things to keep me going during the day. of yeah i get
This is the couch Brian and I built. It is awesome.
no dairy, no milk cheese, eggs, anything, never get it here and not lots of protein, meat that is. they dont refridgerate their milk or eggs or butter or cheese. its like a fridge is non existant. but what else can i tell ya. you prob have had enougn about me. email me back and let me know how things are with you and sorry to those other readers, this isnt your tipical travel blog. maybe check back in 5 months when i will be traveling. anyways family, friends, loved ones, and other people until next time. shalom
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