lots of stuff!!!
1- when looking for medicine for diarreah no one likes to go into the store and say "hey what can you give me for diarreah" eventually after about 4 or 5 days of intestinal problems i caved in and went to the local farmacia. of course i said i needed something for "stomach ache and diarreah". she told me she had one medicine for each of those symptoms, so i pretty much was forced to ask for diarreah medicine. boy was it good though.. i felt like drinking the whole bottle, i could feel my body accepting it.. since then ive been fine.
2- i have some random "wierd" or maybe better put, differences, about living here that I want to jot down real quick- 1.the stars are all different, or aligned differently 2. its fall here.. its weird to see the trees changing color and falling off 3. everyone kisses on the cheek when greeting each other.. yes, even guys greeting guys.
3. last night before i got in the shower the people i am staying with told me there was a slight electrical problem and that electricity was running through the walls, and that when taking a shower i should be careful not to touch any metal and be sure to shower in my flip flops or i would get shocked... that is just the news you want to hear, especially when u think of the fact that here they use 220 volts instead of 110.
4.i went to malvinas, which is about 20 minutes outside of town to go meet jorge and some other people. first i went to a house with 3 kids that i met last year. their names are kevin, german and evelin. i tought them to throw the frisbee and it was kewl cuz they remembered me from last year. i left the frisbee with them and told them to practice till i come back. then i went to jorge´s house. jorge was saved last june and i had heard he was not going to church so i wanted to see him. he was home this time and i spoke with him briefly.. i didnt have too much time but i wanted to encourage him and i told him that i wanted to meet with him further. i dont want to force him to meet with me, yet at the same time i want to make myself available for him.. i gave him my number, so hopefully he will contact me. if he doesnt, i will go visit him again maybe in 2 weeks. i showed him a book, called no wonder they call him savior, and i said he could have it on the condition that he would read it, and he did take it so i hope he reads it. the problem is that the church where he lives is very small and there really isnt anyone his age so he really has a hard time wanting to go there. he works as a janitor at a nice theater, or a place where they have orchestra and plays. please pray for him.. i challenged him briefly about the fact that the world tells us to live one way, but as Christians we should not listen to the world.. but, if he is living on his own, with no one to help him, then it would be tough to not allow the world to influence him.... when i was saying this he began to tear up some, i think it hit home.... it was crazy cuz i felt like i wasnt even thinking about what to say, god was just telling me what he needed to hear....
5. 10k race. i did a 10k race on sunday morning. it was a great day to run. there was about 500 runners i think. it was absolutely crazy cuz right after i checked in i looked around and i saw what was definitely 2 girls from the united sates sitting on a bench. they were students from clemson, wich is about 20 miles away from the headquarters of commission international. another girl also joined them. it was kewl to meet people from the US. they encouraged me bucause they said they had noticed a HUGE need here among the university students. they were all different religions but said they were having big trouble finding a church to go to. i invited them to come to rincon church, the church i am going to right now in the neigborhood i am staying in. i hope they come sometime.. who knows, maybe God will use me as a missionary to united states people here. i dont really have a way to contact them though, but they did tell me where they run everyday so maybe i can join them. also, i met a guy who wanted to run with me sometime.. i also hope he contacts me.. i would have gotten his number so i can contact him, but i didnt have a pen or my phone. he has my e-mail though in his cell phone.
6. apartments.. im kind of in a "holding pattern" right now... im kind of geting ancy to move.. as i feel i am wearing out my welcome with the people i am staying with, although they want me to stay for another month. also though, even if i do find an apartment i need a propriedad, which is someone that has property to vouch for me... there is one guy who is going to help us with this, the only thing is he wants to wait until david fulfer comes at the end of may... the thing is that the people dont know me real well, so i cant just go to someone and ask them to do that for me.