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Update from Slovakia :: July 30

Just when I think this trip can't get any does! Due to rain, we toured a Vasjet outdoor museum that was outstanding! Beautiful antiques and historic buildings and interesting artifacts. We completed many of the backpacks today and will finish tomorrow. 

The highlight of the day, however, was gathering with the retirees from the village after our afternoon session. We ate homemade sweets and shared info about ourselves as well as souvenirs from our different cities. Then we got rowdy! Gwen led us in line dancing to "Boot Scoot Boogie" and many of the elder Slovak women joined in. They sang songs, and so did we. Then we sang songs both groups knew in our own languages. Harold then broke out an accordion he found in our meeting room and we all sang "You are My Sunshine" and "My, My Delilah"! It was a blast, and no one wanted the evening to come to an end. We're exhausted, yet energized. 

We miss our families terribly, yet have made many new friends. I keep pinching myself that I'm actually in a foreign country. I miss you all terribly, especially one little 1-year-old blondie, two pound puppies, and my very special hubby who didn't bat an eye when we talked about the possibility of me taking this trip. The Lord does provide in many, many ways! I'm wearing an old Schumacher shirt today that displays one of my favorite quotes, "Be the change you wish to see in the world," author unknown (CM that's for you!). I'll get to check an item off my bucket list if I can leave this world just a tiny bit better than when I entered! Amen! And good night!

-Roxann Brenton

Posted by Terri Soper at 11:13 AM
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