Monday, December 21, 2009


It's been quiet the past few days. There are a few reasons for that. First, it was the weekend. I've been away for part of the days on Saturday and Sunday since i've been here, and this weekend I didn't leave at all so I really noticed the quiet. Everyone disappears - to go to market, to Cap, to the beach. It was a weird feeling to have the streets so empty. Sunday afternoons are always quiet. After church everyone disappears to their homes to spend time with family. School finished on Friday for holidays, so the campus is bare. And today, well it's quiet because it rained ALL NIGHT and it looks like its going to stay around for awhile.

This week will be busy. A lab services team (3 people) arrived on Saturday and will be working in the clinic here as well as some clinics in the surrounding area so there is some logistics to arranged for that. Also, the container of med supplies has arrived in Cap and we are now in the negotiation phase of having it released from customs. Please pray for a quick release for not too much money.

Church was wonderful yesterday - 1 hour and 55 minutes of music and a 5 minute sermon - my kinda service! There were several special numbers and some familiar Christmas Carols to sing along to, so I was happy.

The lab team will be here for Christmas, so we need to work on making some plans for celebration as Manno will hopefully be in the DR with his family later this week. Boxing Day is hopefully going to be spent at the beach! No door-crashing sales for me!


Rose :) said...

As if you ever went door-crash shopping on boxing day!!! Ha ha.
That is so exciting that the shipping container has arrived. Will definitely pray for quick reasonable processing at customs and that the unpacking of it will go well. Wish I could be there to see their faces when they see all the stuff packed into that container. Yeah!!!

Shauna said...

What happened to the whistle...? ;)

jenny said...

Boxing day at the beach sounds nice. It also isn't something we would say too often up here! Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas, Janelle!

Janelle said...

The whistles have seemed to disappear with the rain! I'm sure they will be back.