Rain, rain and more rain. That pretty much sums up the weather. I knew it would be a struggle to get to church if it was pouring rain so I chose an easier option and asked Farah, a taxi driver, to pick me up. It was much more convenient. During the service the rain stopped and I was able to teach Sunday school, which takes place outside. Today I taught fifteen children between the ages of 2 and 8. I was happy I picked a good craft that kept them all busy and out of too much trouble! As of next week we are splitting Sunday school into three groups: 2-5 years, 6-10 years, 11 and up. I will be teaching the 6-10 year olds which I am really looking forward to. However, it looks like it means teaching every other week instead of every third week. Things are just getting busier.
I spent the afternoon at home and ended up taking a nap curled up on my bed wearing a sweater. Yes, it really does get a little chilly in rainy season. I love that aspect of the rains. There wasn’t any power (there hasn’t been all weekend) and so there wasn’t much else I could do. Late afternoon I headed to the port to visit friends on the Africa Mercy. On my way I stopped at a friends house to say bye, since she is leaving Sierra Leone for good. There are a lot of people leaving this summer. That’s one of the aspects of life here I don’t like so much! My visit to the ship was fun. It was great to catch up with friends and I enjoyed the service. After a hot chocolate (with a shot of mint) in the Starbucks café it was time to head home. It’s now nearly 11 pm and time for me to go to bed. It’s going to be an early start tomorrow since I have to be out of the door by 6:50 am. I’m hoping for a productive and smooth week.