So we’ve started to settle into the routine of things. This week was our first full week of witnessing! It’s definitely hard work - we’re on our feet all day talking to strangers about the deep questions in life. However, many of the young people here are extremely responsive and thoughtful. There is a culture of friendship and conversation that is refreshing to find, especially after coming from the busy, busy, busy, nature of LA and Las Vegas. So we’ve found a lot of joy in working hard, reaching out to the students.
Augustine Maddox joined us at the end of last week, and he has been a great asset to the team. He only has a little time with us - two weeks total - but his presence makes us all want to work harder in the time we have.
All of our activities during the week led up to an American culture and discussion event on Saturday Feb 10. We invited many people to it, and in the end two students showed up. We had our lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, and listened to a presentation on American culture by regions from Elijah Maddox (probably some relation to Augustine), which was well received. Finally we had our discussion on the topic, “How Can We Gain True Happiness?” Certainly not an easy question to answer, but we were able to have a good talk with many points made. Neither of our guests spoke English, so we had to work with Spanish. The guests were extremely patient and thoughtful people, so it worked out well. It was a small event, but a success none the less.
That’s all for now, but there are many exciting things ahead.