I Don’t Understand Afrikaans 

This morning was our third day doing social scoping and probably the worst day so far, for me. The people I talked to today were just so negative and unhappy which was really upsetting. The last lady I interviewed today went off on a rant (which was her yelling at me) for about 10 minutes in Afrikaans, and then repeated the same rant in English when she realized I couldn’t understand her so that was fun. While it sounds terrible it actually kind of cracked me up and it was really hard not to laugh during it. I worked with the same girl as last time today and got to know her a little better! She told me she wanted me to come visit her in January for her birthday and then again next July, which made me really happy to know that she liked me that much, but really sad because I know I won’t be able to. It’s just so great to be able to get to know the youth here and watch friendships grow. When we were about to leave pelican park today, a group of kids surrounded our bus and they were SO adorable and one of the leaders gave us candy to give them (apologies to their parents). Afterwards we had a debriefing meeting which was really great and really made me realize how blessed I am. Afterwards we went to a great Italian restaraunt and now I’m getting to bed early because we have to get up at 6 am again. I’ll add some pics tomorrow, but until then, goodbye!

   
 A few of the youth from Pelican Park!

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