That’s the local greeting that is the equivalent of “Peace be with Y’all”. I’ve been in here for a little over a month now and I’m so grateful for every second of it!
My day usually starts ~8:30 my time (3:30am EST). There’s an amazing bakery right down the street from my house, so I usually head down there and get two fresh cooked baguettes for the American equivalent of 14 cents. Lately I’ve been reading a chapter of Job every morning as well.
Some mornings I meet local friends for coffee, 2-3 times a week I meet with Christian mentors of mine, and sometimes I just take the morning off. At 11:45 I make and pack myself a sandwich from one of the baguettes, and head off to the metro station. I have about a fifteen to forty five minute commute to my language school (depending on how late the train is).
Once I get to “Marhabibik”(my language school) I stay there from 12:30-4:30 learning Arabic. One of my favorite things about the local language/culture so far is how they respond to the simple question of “How are you?”. Every local consistently replies “Hamduallah” meaning “Praise God”. Regardless of how they feel, they express their praise to God. I love that, and have been trying to let that mentality influence the way I live life!
I am truly grateful to all of you who have supported me, and who continue to support me through prayer! Recently I have been struggling a lot with bad feet problems, and I plan on having surgery done once I get back home. Because of this, I would appreciate prayers for physical healing so that I can better reach out to those in need of God’s Kingdom.
Thanks once again for supporting me!
Your Brother in Christ,