It is crazy to think that one week has already passed with me here at SHE!
It has been a good week overall. I am learning more and more what my role looks like. As for now, I am being trained in all areas of SHE. I have been job shadowing Mark & Sharon and doing things that help bless them.
I have gone into Patong to teach English a few times this week. We offer English Classes to the girls in the bar. It is through the lessons that we hope to build a good relationship and share the love of Christ with them. These English Classes meet in the afternoon every Tuesday and Thursday.
Wednesday and Friday afternoons are for the Hotel Training Course. Here, I also teach English, but the English learned is more ‘professional’ and specific to those wishing to work in the Hotels. There are also a few other aspects of the Hotel Training Course-I am still learning it J
The mornings of each day there is a devotion with the Thai girls. I truly love this time! Then I either am preparing for the lessons that day, helping out in the office, or helping the Thai ladies prepare the meals for the teams.
This week I was able to go down into the bars twice-helping the new team getting used to the ministry there. The first night went ‘well’ and the second night was harder for me. I met a girl who was just 16-she was so sweet and innocent. We had fun playing Jenga. I also was able to get to know some of the other girls at the bar. Even one who was across from me and with a customer. I would just make silly faces and hand motions, and as we were leaving she got up from her customer to give me a hug. It is amazing what a simple smile can do for someone. I think I will make it out to the bars every Friday night (so I can sleep in on Saturday!)
Well that about sums up my first week!
If you want to see a picture a day of my journey in Thailand go to Blipfoto.com/MissLizCreates