The Market Place

Today I thought I’d give y’all a few more glances at the market place. Some of the pictures are blurry because I was trying to take pictures without being too noticeable, and so focusing wasn’t always easy.
We only have today, tomorrow and the next day here, then we’re leaving on the day after that. It’s amazing how fast this time has passed by, and yet how long it feels like we’ve been here. We have been here long enough that I’ve really settled into a routine and I’m going to miss the life here a lot when we go back home.ย 

My parents always encouraged us children to step out and try new things and leave our comfort zone. We were taught that unusual tastes, smells, sights and sounds were things to learn from and enjoy, not be scared of. I really appreciate all they did to help prepare us for traveling in different cultures. I’ve experienced a lot of new stuff this month. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s fun for me, as an author, to go to new places and try new things. It seems like everything I do will some how, some day in the future, help me be a better writer. So far, I haven’t come up with any plot-lines that take place in Asia, but I have no doubt that when my mind is finished working on my current projects, brainstorming ideas will come flooding in.ย 
What about you? Do you like trying new things? What are some of the interesting experiences you’ve had?ย 

2 thoughts on “The Market Place

  1. David Mabe says:

    That lady in the first picture didn't look too happy. However, the lady in the last one looks like she was thrilled to be in a picture. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven't traveled as much, but the times I have traveled have been amazing experiences. But I guess one of the most amazing experiences was a time when I really got to see the Holy Spirit in action in a very recognizable way. And no, I'm not about to go charismatic. When I was in my early 20's, a friend that was a song writing partner and I went with our Pastor to a Preacher's conference in Arkansas. The week was amazing just to hear all about the things that God was doing. However, the thing that amazed me involved the area where we all slept. The church that was hosting the conference also had a school. So for sleeping arrangements, they had cleared out the class rooms and each room had somewhere around 10 to 15 mattresses on the floor. Being an only child, I'm one of those people that, upon hearing what the sleeping arrangements would be, I was a bit nervous at the idea of sleeping in a room with up to 12 people I'd never met. However, when we walked in the room, I got a full dose of Romans 8:16, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” I felt as if I was in the presence of people I'd known all my life. It was one of those time when I got to see God move in a very tangible way. Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Wow, that's such a great story! And yes, for me who has my own room, sharing a room with five other girls for a month could have been a bad experience, but thankfully it turned out really well and we had an amazing time. It's great seeing how God can bring us out of our comfort zone and show us how He can make things work out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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