It’s been a while since my last post, so I don’t have to much to update y’all on. We’ve had a relatively relaxed weekend, but we did visit a cultural village on Friday to learn about Setswana culture. It was really cool to see things like dances that are traditional here. Today, we went to see Aladdin and it was so good–I’d definitely recommend it.

Somehow it worked out that out of 12 students on this trip, one person’s birthday was June 7 and four people’s birthdays were June 8. Last night we had a big dinner to celebrate everyone’s birthdays, and it was great! We had cake and the restaurant had a little area where we could dance and let us be the DJs.

The big theme for me from the last few days, however, has been that I’m sick. I woke up a few days ago with a cough and unfortunately it’s just continued to get worse. I was feeling better, but now my throat is sore and I have a lot of sinus congestion. This morning I woke up to find that I probably have pinkeye. I haven’t had pinkeye in so long that I don’t even know when I last had it. Tomorrow I’m planning to go to the clinic on campus and hopefully get some kind of eye drops or medicine to help that go away. One thing I definitely did not expect from this trip was a head cold and pinkeye, but it just goes to show that you have to be prepared for anything and everything. This is the first time I’ve been far away from home and sick, which has been kind of tough. Prayers for a speedy recovery would be much appreciated!