Love and Beauty

Yesterday… oh gosh… where do I start? It was just an amazing day. Everything about it was just great. I don’t even know how else to describe it. It started out as a pretty easy going day. Only some of us went to the interview. The rest of us stayed back (including me) In the time they were gone I wrote my blog post (amazing, wasn’t it?) and I wrote in my journal, while socializing with my new friends.

After lunch, we played Bananagrams (awesome game. need to get one for myself) and Phase 10. We only got through 3 phases before the dream team (me, Morgan, Leah, and Hannah) decided to go for a walk. We walked down by the river. The sun was out and the clouds were just beautiful. While walking we met some of the natives and they were great. One pulled out his phone to take a picture of us taking pictures. (I guess us Creighton students are a site to see.) Hannah decided to take a picture of the guy taking a picture and it started a 20 minute conversation. One of them was talking about the values here. He said “Love is key. If you don’t have love, you don’t have anything.” The hospitality here is unbelievable. It’s great. I love it. and then they pointed out a moose across the river. All of us went crazy. (Hey. we are from Nebraska. Don’t judge.)

After lunch we got our assignments for after dinner. I was going to go to a nearby village with John and 6 classmates. The only way to get there was by boat. We went down river and then up river on a little tour before actually going to the village. We had to drop someone off at their fish camp first. We were gone for like 6 hours and didn’t get back here until after midnight. It was great. The sun at that time of day is beautiful. We also went to a meadow where I fell in the mud. (Of course I did.) At least I was wearing my rain pants (Thanks for making me bring them dad). They kept me dry. Everyone was so jealous. Anyway, the beauty of the places we went is indescribable. Even the run-down village was beautiful. When we were there we got bombarded with kids asking us what we were doing and why we were there. They followed us around while we were filming and they did not want us to leave. But of course we had to. We went back to the fish camp to pick up Dona’s husband and he made us hot dogs. On the way back the sun was just… I don’t even know…. it was divine. There was something sacred about last night. As Scott said, “God is doing all the work at this point.” There is no other explanation for the pure beauty I got the chance to witness.

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  1. Stephanie – I’ve been enjoying the descriptions and storytelling of your blogs, but especially this one. You convey just what a privilege it is to have the experiences and opportunities you are having. I love reading about the scenery, people and conversations and also how they are affecting you. Great post!
    Blessings on all of you!

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