Yeah…I’m in South Africa

Hello!

Long time no…write.  As it turns out, PST means almost no internet and phone access whatsoever.  But I went to the mall today and found the internet cafe.  Ahhh  to be connected is so nice!!

South Africa is….not easily described in one sentence.  I love it here, and am beginning to feel at home.  We are settled in a “village” though it is rather large.  Most likely we will be in a much smaller village once we get to permanent site.  But even so, I am adjusting to taxis (big vans/kombies), dirt roads, and endless rooster crowing at all hours of the night.  And I am even getting used to bathing in a bucket in my room and I actually like the pit latrines, which are pretty much like out houses.  In fact, I like them a bit better because they can’t break-toilets can and often do.  So home life in SA is going well.

Training is CRAZY!  Each day is filled with about 8 hours of training-language, culture, safety, medical, and PC policies.  We also go to schools to observe and eventually try teaching.  The training here really does prep us for service, though in a few months I’m sure I’ll be completely at a loss when I reach site.  🙂  But for now I feel much more confident that I CAN handle the next few years as a PCV.

I won’t go into details, as I do have limited internet access.  But I am typing up more organized posts as I go and will likely post them at the end of PST.  Right now my brain is just kind of going haywire.  But I’m alive, well, and loving life here.  Oh, and I am learning Setswana, so I will most likely end up in Northern Cape or Northwest.  They are more arid than Limpopo, which is alright with me.  I will find out in 28 days where exactly I will be serving.  Then I will take a 4 day trip there during training to check things out.  I will move there permanently after swearing in on September 8th.  Time is moving fast!!

-Jen

PS. A 16 hour flight is NOT fun, in case you were wondering.  Good thing I’m here for 2 years because I don’t want to do that again any time soon!! 🙂

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About Jen Lamos

Christ follower. Writer. Permaculturist. RPCV. Photographer. Gardener. Keeper of Chickens. Daughter of God.

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