Hello to all my faithful readers. I bet you thought there would be a long time before I would post again. Well we were staying in this certain village longer then we planned or expected and it is closer a bit to town so I was able to come to the cafe again before we leave tommorow. I just have to share the funniest thing with you. i know i should probablly be to embarassed.. but well frankly I think it is hilarious.
So for the past three days I have had diarrhea.. which mind you is not fun when you have to sqat over a hole outside and you and your teammate ran out of toilet paper. 🙂 So ke garne (what to do) yesterday the national partner/good friend that is with us told me we were going out shopping for toilet paper and then he slyley took me to a literal doctor in a box. It looked like a box that he was in.. but he really was a real doctor. So the doctor looked me over and then decided to take my blood to make sure that i didn’t have typhoid fever because that happens alot here. So I got blood drawn and I didnt cry mommy! 😉 Then comes the tramautic part.. they give me the smallest medicine bottle ever and tell me they need a stool sample. I laughed until i cried when i saw it. And the funny thing is I am with my teammate and then my national partner friend and they laughed to. So I am supposed to balance over a squatty and poo in this teeny bottle. ok.. so we went back home… and contemplated how to do this. I wont go into the details but the funniest thing was when I went to the bathroom i had to take a candle because it was dark out in the outhouse, and i had my shawl and as i was trying to “collect ” in the bottle my shawl caught on fire. It was the funniest thing in the world. I laughed until I almost fell in the squatty hole. It’s either laugh or cry … i chose to laugh until i cried because what else to do!
The other funny thing is that the whole village knows i had diarrhea.. so they all come to the house we are staying and chose to talk about it.. not much happens in this village so the white girl having diarrhea is hilarous! So all day woman come to me with different suggestions.. one brought this boiled black loooking “medicine” for me to eat.. another suggested we put boards over the hole so I cold sit.. but my favorite was that they thought i had a cold so if i heated up a stick in the fire and placed it.. well .. just use your imagination.. i would be instantly cured.
i am telling you as a m working for God you have to keep a good sense of humor or else!
Yet I will praise you lord. The good news is.. no typhoid.. and the ton of medicine the doctor gave me seems to be helping. The bad news.. after all that they didn’t even take the sample of poo! And if you imagine trying to eat sag (spinache) and pickled vegetables and lentils and chil with rice mountains with every meal.. please pray for the ability to stomache it all. And for God to continue to use us! this has defionatly been a stretching but amazing experinece… God is teaching me to rely so much on his power in my weakness .. and above all else.. to laugh like the proverbs 31 woman!