The next installment of sunset photos with short reflections...
Day 90: A little church on a hill.
Day 89: After the amazing people, the number two thing I am going to miss about Madagascar is the fruit! Favorites: pineapple, mango, and pocanelle!
Day 88: Thinking of all of the 2015-2016 YAGM and Country Coordinators who are discerning God's call at DIP this weekend. Exciting stuff!
Day 87: Forgot to take a sunset photo today, so please enjoy this flashback Friday from orientation in Antsirabe!
Day 86: Highlight of the day was introducing my dad and host dad to each other via Skype!
Day 85: FINALLY got to see my sweet and hilarious friend Hasina today for the first time in a year and a half! My heart is so happy.
Day 84: Psalm 65:8 Those who live at earth's farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.
Day 83: In three months I will wake up in Ohio... still trying to figure out how that is possible?? Enjoying every sunset between now and then!
Day 82: Giving thanks for the earth today and the beauty of nature, while at the same time reflecting on how my daily decisions can affect creation.
Day 81: I don't think there's a better feeling than being greeted by name by the kids in the lunch program I help with every week. I love their smiles!
Day 79: Missed last night's sunset so here are two shots from tonight. Today I am thankful for being welcomed into friends' homes and long winding scenic bus rides home along the outskirts of town.
Day 78: Beautiful, fun day with my host family. Church hymns, a sweet baby, laughter, and guacamole.
Day 77: My favorite part of the day is walking home as school is getting out and the streets are full of kids wearing colorful school smocks and carrying backpacks. And the best part is that no one is ever alone, there is always a parent or sibling or group of friends to walk with, from maternelle to terminale.
Day 76: My favorite Malagasy words? Fitiavana (love), mandrapihoana (see you later), and kadradraka (cockroach).
Day 75: I'm not sure I realized it was possible for time to move this fast.
Day 74: I don't know what's next. And at the moment I'm at peace about that.
Day 73: Happy Labor Day! Finally got to experience a Malagasy church picnic! So nice to spend time outside, meet new people, and worship together in the woods. Although I would have been okay with trading the electronic keyboard for a couple guitars and some drums.
Day 72: I love watching kids fly homemade kites. What made you smile today?
Day 71: Had rice with cow tongue and peas for lunch and dinner today. I liked it even more than the first time I bad it a few months ago! Thankful for the opportunity to try new things.