Week Four

“For from Him and through Him and for Him are ALL things. To Him be the glory forever!” Romans 11:36


This past week was much different than the rest. We didn’t have a team, and we don’t have a team this week either. So it’s a little less schedule-oriented, and much more independent. I’ve still been working on the projects that Ben has been giving me, but they’re more on my time. Having Veronica cook for us all the time is something I took for granted… She’s only here when teams are here and maaaan is her food yummy! My roommate and I have been cooking our own meals which I guess is good practice for college.

Things I’ve missed this week: visiting the children’s home and the infirmary. BUT that’s alright cause we’ll get to go to both of those places soon. Plus, this week we did go visit a different children’s home with older kids. I really enjoyed that.

We also went to Negril on Saturday, went to the famous 7-mile beach, and then spent the night and visited a different deaf church on Sunday morning. That was pretty fun!

I’ve really enjoyed the freedom for a few reasons. Getting to spend more time with the deaf whenever I want has been the best upside to no teams. Plus, I can’t complain about the extra sleep I’ve been getting! I can’t decide which I prefer though, team or no team. Because of my personality, I love meeting new people and learning about their lives. That’s one of the coolest parts about teams here.

God has continued to teach me patience this week, but more about patience with myself than with other people. Last week I learned a lot about humility and kindness and patience, but this week it’s a little different. I’ve been painting the sign at the front of the village so that it says “Jamaica Deaf Village” where you drive in. I loooove painting and have loved working on it, but it can be really frustrating when I mess up. All in all though, this break from teams has been different but good. However I’m also excited for the next team to get here! It’s crazy to think that I’m half-way done. God is good.

– Katelyn Kleinhans