Lately

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Fast Internet has come to foya!

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The bull got away…

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CMP latrine in Kpangesua

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E and I riding the motorbikes…we are now pros 😉

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Dinner at blue house

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front porch of the staff house

I thought you all might like to go on a little virtual tour of my living space in Monrovia…this is the front porch of the staff house where I live when I’m in town. I love to sit in the hammock and read and watch the waves come in. And for all of you who I have talked to on the phone, chances are I was lounging in the hammock then, too. It’s so nice to just take a book and a mango smoothie out there and relax after work or on the weekends.

living room window

This is our view from the front of the house…this is the living room window — see the hammocks from the first picture?!

living room

This is our living room/dining room. It’s a pretty big area, so it serves as a gathering place for meetings and parties. We have lots of good times in this room. We got an HD projector so we are rearranging a little bit…the couches are going to be turned the other direction facing the opposite wall which is blank and serves as our screen!

eating area

hallway

Each hallway has three bedrooms and a bathroom at the end. My room is the first one on the right side. Eight of us live in the house, but we’re rarely all there except for the monthly management meeting. Only three are there on a regular basis. It’s fun when everybody is home though.  The left wall has two big bookshelves full of lots of random books and art supplies. I’ve been enjoying the paints and pencils…

my bed

Danielle is kind enough to share her room with me…we have a purple theme going on! This is my bed and corner of the room.

Well, that’s all I have today. I’m upcountry in Gbarpolu county right now. I haven’t been to Bopolu base since last summer when I was sick and had to hike out of the jungle with Joni and Nikelle. I’m enjoying the base this time around. Layblee, the base manager is wonderful. She’s a great host! I head back to Monrovia tomorrow and then Friday is a holiday — Prayer and Fasting day…

Later!

 

How the day?

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Alright folks, it’s time for me to learn how to ride one of these things! Woohoo! Went on my first ride two data ago with TayTay and LOVED it…I’m excited.

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This is where we have devotions up here in foya. All of SP Liberia is going through a study about the four essential components of salvation…there are even tests! Yikes!

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It’s sunny and beautiful today. The Internet says its about 94, but it doesn’t feel too bad in the shade.

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Ohhhh monkey had to be tied up again…

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Lunch! Rice and pumpkin sauce…Liberian food is good, but oily. I can feel my arteries clogging.

xxjayjay

Foya Base Photos

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This is our base in Foya. It’s the largest of all of our sub-bases…we have over 150 staff based here. There’s always a lot going on up here. We don’t have electricity or water up here, but we are getting fast Internet in April which will make life and work much easier!

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These flowers are right beside my desk and I thought they were so pretty.

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My workspace in Foya, yes, I must admit its pretty lovely…

two weeks in photos

Me and Annie at the TOT in Foya last week. I’m so excited to be working with her! I’m heading back up to Foya on Monday for ten days to visit our CLP communities and work with our facilitators.

I must admit, I was SO happy when the TOT ended…it was a long week. The NAEAL facilitators even recognized me as the first ever expat to sit through an entire training week. They said that everyone else had to take frequent breaks and walks…I can totally understand why! It was so long and inefficient! But overall the week was really good.

Thank you to Elizabeth for teaching me how to make a homemade chai latte! This has literally transformed my mornings 🙂 Mmmmm so good. For real. Be jealous. Haha.

I love that the ocean is right outside my house in Monrovia. It’s so nice to be able to take a walk and enjoy the waves after work…

Elizabeth, Ben and I took little Anna to play on the beach last night. We had loads of fun running around in the sand…

Later! xoxo,

jayjay