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Cooking a Cake

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It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since my last post! I feel like time has been dragging the past few weeks for a few different reasons. One, I have not been feeling that great and battling some type of cold/bug. Two, I am getting very homesick as the holidays approach. Two reasons why my main concern has just been to keep up with my students!
One thing that has been heavy on my heart the past few weeks is my students’ relationships with the Lord, and I guess my relationship with the Lord too. In Bible we are learning about obedience and outward behavior. In different areas in the classroom, I’m always thinking up new ideas and rules to help keep things running smoothly. In our relationships together, I am always trying to make sure everyone is getting along in a healthy way and not hurting one another. But, true to the philosopher I am, I always end up asking myself “WHY?” or “WHAT’S THE POINT?”
I’ve been challenging my students with this recently, and I just pray that so…

Into the Mountains

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This past week has been a vacation week from school, so my roommate and I were excited for the opportunity to explore Mexico a little further, strengthen some friendships, and learn more about the culture.
On Monday, a small group from the school went up to Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, a small town west of the school. Really, the most exciting part about the short trip was the drive! The drivers took the back roads up through some mountains, and I cannot describe how beautiful! I never get tired of seeing mountains. Further past the mountains, we entered Mennonite country. The diversity of the landscape is amazing. After crossing some mountains and desert, we entered into a valley that felt like farm country in Pennsylvania. The entire day was so much fun, and I learned a lot more about the Mennonite migration into Mexico and how that has affected Mexican culture.

Wednesday was the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. For at least here in Chihuahua, the holiday felt very similar to the America…