I love the way we've been starting out our days here. All of the teachers gather for a time of worship and singing. Today I got teary-eyed as the voices around me rose in worship. I realized this is exactly where I am supposed to be right now, and I had no idea if it would even happen a week ago.
I am the primary teacher for 6th grade and will be teaching them English, spelling, grammar and reading, which are all considered separate subjects. In addition I will also be teaching 4th grade English and art to 4-6 grade, which is the middle school here at ACA.
Right now my art classroom is being renovated/built
Today we also went back to the markets to buy fabric for the bulletin boards in our classrooms. We had a large group of "oyinbos" ( basically the same thing as a gringo, just means "white person") so we also took several of the Nigerian teachers so they could speak the local Yoruba language an help us barter for better prices. ( a pack of white women in the marketplace screams $$)
I had to sneak most of my pictures in, because apparently you will get yelled at, if the Nigerians think you are taking pictures of them.
Bimbo, one of the teachers here helped me buy my fabric, and bought this snack which is called cocoro (not sure if spelled correctly) made out of some mashed up root or nut.
"Now may The Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all"
II Thes. 3:16