Long time, no write! I apologize for the lengthy silence on this blog. Not only was my schedule busy in May and June, but I had to leave the country twice. And my computer broke. Twice. But I’m happy to say my 7.5 year old MacBook continues to live in spite of a power surge caused by a direct overhead lightning strike above my room.
For most of June I was in Balige teaching an intensive English course to some of the deaconess students while a guest from Germany taught a German language course for some of the students. I’ll write a separate blog post about that. Before the course, though, I exited the country again in the first week of June, bound for Kuala Lumpur.
Again in July I had to leave–but July was my vacation month, so I combined a necessary trip out to renew the visa with a 3-week vacation spanning Thailand, Cambodia, and (surprise!) Singapore. Singapore was not on my original travel itinerary, but I had to change in order for my work visa for Indonesia.
This post is only to give a brief update. Stories and pictures to follow. But for now, here’s just one: