Saturday, October 11, 2008

Beauty School

I have earned quite a reputation as a haircutter here. I've been here a little over a month now and I think I've already given over 10 haircuts.

This past weeks Daisy, the leader of the Women's Social Work site, asked me if I would come to her site and teach the ladies how to cut hair. Several of them are interested in starting a salon but don't know how to cut hair. So I went and tried to explain to the ladies that never formally learned how to cut hair (so I I don't really know how to teach cutting hair) but I just learned by practicing on brave souls.

I demonstrated a basic layered cut and then another lady tried it on one of the girls there with me looking on. Overall it was pretty successful and the cuts turned out great. I plan on going back a few more times to demonstrate and help the ladies learn the basics of cutting hair.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I am officially tired. Now I know that working with kids is tiring, no matter who or where you are. But it is even more tiring because my brain is working double time in another language. Today was especially hard as a few of the kids are very disrespectful. I know that it takes a while to earn respect, but it is just very frustrating when I speak to a child in a stern voice and they turn and laugh in my face.

Plus I think I may have a parasite in my stomach.

And I got some weird allergic reaction on my lips from eating mangos.

It seems the honeymoon phase is over. Real life has set in.

Please pray for me. Not that these trials would pass, necessarily. But rather that the Lord would give me strength and patience to face these trials.