Can not believe that 2012 is already here. And I can not believe that 2013 is quickly approaching. One year from now I have the opportunity to serve along side SIM (Serving In Mission) as part of a medical team in South Sudan Africa for 12 months.
Since my last letter I have returned safely home to San Antonio, Texas from Boise, Idaho. Currently, I am working again at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital as a pediatric nurse. I was able to get a day shift position. In addition to my new job, my Perspectives class has started too! I kinda feel like I am in nursing school all over again with the heavy reading requirements. However, now I actually look forward to my study time. Being back home has it many benefits especially the fine cuisine, Tex-Mex = yummy!
While between jobs I took the opportunity to travel to Nairobi, Kenya. I was able to stay with a friend’s parents. It was wonderful being back in Kenya and spending time again with the Meredith’s. I really enjoyed going to the swimming pool with Patty and having Buster (the dog) chase us up and down the pool like he was the lifeguard. And making new friends while cooking in the kitchen together.
Also, while in Kenya I was able to meet the entire SIM Sudan team! The SIM Sudan headquarters are located in Nairobi and I was able to go there for prayer meetings, games, Thanksgiving dinner, & much more. Even went on a shopping adventure with some of my future team mates to the largest outdoor market I’ve ever seen! And I learned first hand that it is essential to carry an umbrella at all times!!
You can find out more about SIM and what they are doing in South Sudan & the world on their website www.sim.org or www.simusa.org
1- Reconnect with friends & family
2- Adjust to life back home-- new job, Perspectives class
3- People of South Sudan and the SIM team that is currently serving