So, the US won the Gold Cup today for those of you who are not following US soccer. It was pretty exciting. I didn't get to see a whole lot of the game because I was supervising in the kitchen. I say supervising because of the nurses forbade me to wear gloves any more after she saw my hands and there is no way I could handle food without wearing gloves with the condition of my hands. Please, please pray for my poor hands. I am so miserable because of them. It started out as fungal infection, turned into a bacterial infection which is now cleared up but I have open sores all over my hands and they hurt at rest and especially if something touches them. It even hurts to pick up Kerwin and do sign language properly. I decided against posting a nasty picture of them on the blog. (You're welcome, Tyler). But, because I couldn't work in the kitchen I got about 8 ladies that volunteered to come help. We had a blast, laughing and talking and ended up getting done about a half hour early. And dinner was great. We made the biggest pot of chicken tortilla soup ever. There was even some left over which all the missionaries put in containers to take back to their houses. It was a big hit and so were the brownies.
Kerwin had a fun day today. He found another kite and tried to fly it with one of his little buddies that he's found. They were unsuccessful but they had fun trying. He is still making strides in his language. Today he correctly asked me "Where's Daddy?" and he demonstrated understanding of the concepts same and different. He is still working on his colors and understanding when we ask him questions. That is probably mostly our fault because in ASL you indicate you are asking a question by your facial expression and we are probably not expressive enough visually. I made little color flashcards and we've turned it into a game to see who can name the color first and then we count how many we've gotten at the end. He loves to watch Sports Center with his daddy and we've found he also likes American Gladiators. He imitates the events and then pretends to talk into the microphone during the little interview parts. Very cute!
Tomorrow should be fairly busy. I am going to help out in the music class in the morning. Mike will go out with the pastor in the afternoon to visit the new mothers and pray with them. Two weeks after someone gives birth at the birthing center, the mission tries to go out and find them just to make contact, make sure everything is okay, and pray with them. It's a really great opportunity to get out in the villages and see where and how people live. Then in the afternoon we will deliver food again.
Still no word on a return date. Keep the notes and prayers coming for us. They are so appreciated. Take care