Tired eyes wide open were looking in excitement out the plane
window at the mountain islands nearby. A few hours later I hopped into the back of a cab headed into the city that I have heard so much about. Carl, my roommate, was on the phone immedietly as we drove into the city. It was nothing like I thought it was going to be. Although the surronding seemed intimidating there were still trees along every road with plants and grass aswell. By no means is it pretty; it is just a little less harsh than most of the cities back home.

The trip has been good so far. I think I am totally over my jet
lag already, which is great. These past few days have been a time where the team has just taken time to get used to the city and start finding our way around. The weirdest thing is to think that I’m going to be over here for a long time. Thinking how I’m going to have to get used to the people, the food, the smells and most of all life being totally unfamiliar. I believe that after a little while, after I make some friends it will start feeling a little less awkard. I’m never going to get used to the smells, though. I went in a bathroom today on the university that made me almost puke.

We are going to start doing a regular schedule in a few days, which I’m looking forward to. Although I have had some good experiences the past few days I am looking forward to meeting some people.

Don’t get me wrong, though; I’ve had fun so far. I got to play soccer on campus yesterday and had a blast. I’m glad I have a talent that you don’t have to speak the same language to do together. I have a feeling I’m going to be on the field a lot in the future. I already made friends with the president of one of the soccer clubs on campus. I also got to go to a party this past weekend where there where 5 dunkings of new believers.

It is really exciting to see all that God is going to do this next year.