Monday, September 27, 2004

Scary Encounters

Hey there world. This is my first real blog entry so we'll see how it goes. I'm going to spare you all background information because I'm assuming that most if not all of the people reading this already receive my monthly newsletters. I thought I'd share with you all my latest two adventures. As most of you know I go to the juvenile boys prison every thursday and I quite enjoy it. It's great to be able to share some love with these boys that rarely receive any attention and are starved for a hug and someone to talk to. Well this past thursday I call to verify that my ride will be picking me up as usual and I am told that we are going on Friday at 10 instead, no biggy. So Friday I jump in the car and enroute I am told that we are going to the adult male prison and visiting the members of the gang 18, which is the most dangerous gang in Honduras. After a short and silent panic attack I resign myself to going to the one place in Honduras that I have been avoiding, the maximum security prison. When we walk in, of course, all eyes are on the young white girl that's never been there before and is the only person in the group anywhere near their age. Besides being incredibly intimidating looking the guys were fine and after about an hour of them all staring at me throughout a devotional and initial introductions, I struck up a conversation with 4 or 5 of the guys and made some new friends. As I learned on the way home after also visiting my boys at the juvenile prison, this will now be a weekly occurance. Though I don't think I'll ever enter without some trepidation, I look forward to the friendships that will be forged and the new opportunities that God has given me to share his love in a new place. On a less frightening though only slightly less stressful note, I've been dealing with ants in the office at the clinic for a very long time and today I got sick of it. Mind you these are not normal size ants, they are enormous and take up a good portion of my pinky fingernail, for an ant that's huge. The ants seemed to be coming from the printer so today I decided to take apart the printer and see once and for all what the problem was with these horrible things. Well I found the problem. As I lifted the back portion of the printer off ants starting pouring out. It was like a seen from some third rate horror film and I really thought they were going to take over the office and eventually the world. I preceded to take apart the back section, outside where I could make a run for it if I needed to, and found that it was completely full of ants and ant larvae. It was really disgusting but it seems to have fixed the problem and I hope to keep the ants at bay from now on.

1 comment:

michele MD said...

Hi Amber!

Mer showed me your blog. I'm glad we had the chance to meet this summer, thought it was only for a brief time. God is using you in wonderful ways to touch the lives of many and to share Christ's love with those who need loving the most. If it makes you feel any better, as I type Meredith is observing the presence of a new "pet" in her apartment, a large cockroach. Can't get rid of bugs even here in the US. Take care and keep shining your light!!