I went to visit the Zykos-Family on Saturday. They consist of Aris and Heather, their 8 kids, their dog Mina and plenty of birds (chickens, doves, pidgeons). It's a simple home, but the love and joy makes it a great place to be. We had some meatloaf, peas and carrots and baked potatoes for lunch. … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 50-52: The End of a Great Time
As in the previous weeks I've been keeping busy. I could get to know my interns better than before, realizing what treasures they really are. They are not perfect and have their battles, but they are great people. I can see what I need to learn just by seeing other people. They are like a … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 40-59: Final Laps and Fun!
We have a less packed schedule this week, but this doesn't mean we are doing nothing. Yesterday we learned a lot about the topic of human trafficking and modern-day slavery, as this is one of the outreach focuses of the House of Prayer (HOP) here. The HOP networks with, help equip and prays for ministries … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 37-39: Something Serious and Something Fun
Yesterday my rentor dropped in to see if everything was ok, and he gave me a bag of fresh lemons, grapefruit and pomogranate. The lemons are still green, but they smell so intense already! I made some fresh lemonade this morning, and the flavor is great! Today I visited with some of the interns at … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 35-36: A Visit and a Thunderstorm!
This week-end was very spontaneous and cool! I had some of the interns over at my house on saturday. We went for a swim in the ocean and built a bonfire at the beach. While we were standing around the fire we met some guys from Israel, Gideon and Yah-Li (Hebrew for "God to me"). … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 28-29: A Fire at the Beach, A Suprise Invitation
Last saturday we went out to dinner at a local Taverna and ordered some "Mezze". A Mezze is a group of many different dishes and you need at least 2 people to eat 1 Mezze. We were 8 people and ordered 6 Mezze, 4 of them meat and 2 of them fish. The taverna's back … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 21-27: Lots of Sun, Lots of Food, Another Song!
I haven't been posting many updates because it's really busy here. I can't share everything (that would be too much!) but here's some news: Among many other things, I've been leading some art and music in the House of Prayer. The "art stream" is once a week, always on Tuesdays. We encourage people to allow … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 16-20: New Song, Hair-dos and more Food!
After going to Salamis and Varosha (the ghost town), the rest of the week was spent with hearing and participating in teaching. I got to know some of my interns and support the art workshop session on Friday. Also, I went on Friday evening to visit two of my interns at their appartment and cook … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 12-15: Work, Rest and Writing a Song!
Here's my song "Bird's Eye View". I apologize for the bad sound quality, I will try to edit it when I have the time. Since I was at the top of the ampitheater, it was quite windy. The lyrics are below, and also below the youtube-video. This song is not on my CD, but I … Continue reading “Bird’s Eye View”-Recording from Salamis Ampitheater
Today we went to the ancient city of Salamis in Northern Cyprus. This is where the apostles Paul and Barnabas landed when they came to Cyprus for their first missionary journey. It was a bustling Roman city and the ruins speak of its former glory. We all went to the ampitheater and prayed for the … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 11: Salamis!
This weekend was fun and relatively relaxing for me, I hope your weekend was cool too :) On saturday I visited with two of the other ladies on staff, one is from Russia (Irina) and the other is from Ireland (Carol). So that made 3 people from 3 nations! We spent the afternoon together at … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 8-10: Countdown and Lift-Off!
The week of staff training is over, so I've got some time on my hands. This won't be happening again anytime soon, so better make use of it: I started the morning off by doing some much needed "deep cleaning" of my appartment. This basically meant sweeping, wiping down surfaces and mopping the floors. Cyprus … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 6-7: Mops, Chicken and Chalk!
Today we had another preperation meeting. Afterward one of the other staff members took me by a produce shop. And the store had the biggest pumpkins (actually they were gourds) I had ever seen in a little produce shop! I could lift one out for a photo, but not so easily!
I got here last Saturday and 3 days later it's Tuesday afternoon. Here's a summary of what went on here: Sunday: a quiet morning, a home-made potato salad for breakfast and a day at the house church in Larnaca. It felt good to be back! I had been to the house church when I was … Continue reading Travel-Log Days 2-4: Getting Started
This morning I got up at 6:30AM, and now I'm sitting in my appartment on the beach in Cyprus! I will be spending the next 7 weeks here because I am part of the staff of an internship at the local House of Prayer (HOP). The internship is a very intense program of praying, learning … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 1: I’m in Cyprus!