Sorry, I realized today that people who read this might wonder why I haven't blogged in a couple of days....
Don't worry, I didn't get sick and didn't get hit by a rickshaw or bus (though that would make a great storry). I've just been pretty busy with finishing the murals and shopping with Tuan on his last day here. That's right, Tuan heads out tonight which means I'm left 'alone' come tomorrow morning. Ack! No, it should be okay. Tuan's taught me a lot about the city and how not to get ripped off. I'll be fine.
Let's see, what's happened since I wrote last....
I finally saw a Bollywood film! A romantic comedy (my favorite) complete with typical Bollywood singing and dancing (even better). We taught one boy about the stars and planets and space travel yesterday. It was really cool to see someone who has never heard anything about space to see pictures in a book for the first time! I think we take a lot of our knowledge for granted. I tried to teach him about gravity...he gets that it makes things fall, which is what's important.
Yesterday was Louie's birthday! Happy Birthday! and it also happened to be the feast day of St. Louis...weird. I went to adoration with the sisters yesterday and when I opened up my Liturgy of the Hours I saw a paragraph about St. Louis! He was a married saint, king of France(?) at age 22 and had 11 children. He fought for Christ's tomb in the crusades. Awesome.
Today was the 97th birthday of Blessed Mother Teresa. There was a beautiful Mass at Mother house this morning with I think I counted 6 priests. Tonight we will go to a local parish (Saint Mary's) for a special Mass in Mother's honor.
And congratulations to Kolton and family! It is such a blessing to have another member added to the church! It makes my heart so happy to think about all of the graces he is now open to receive and what wonderful parents he has : )
Not much else has happened. I have to finish laundry...hand-washed in a bucket : ) G-L-A-M-O-R-OUS (hopefully you've heard that song)... I was thinking that I can't really sing that here, but compared to the people that I pass by on the streets everyday, I'm flyin' first class up in the sky...
Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury,pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen