One of our KGF Young Adults, Katrina Labun, is spending 10 months in Nepal on missions with MCC. Here's her latest blog update, a Day in the Life of. . . More online here - http://katrinakathmandu.blogspot.ca/
In case anyone is curious about what I've been up to for the last 6 weeks:
4:30 AM: My day begins with the sound of a rooster crowing very, very loudly outside my window. I hate this bird more than words can express. Since I love almost everything else about Nepal, however, it doesn't bother me too terribly much.
8 AM: Breakfast with my Nepali host family. About three weeks ago I moved in to my permanent living arrangement - a little house on the edge of the city that I share with my Nepali parents and two teenaged brothers. The house is small and simple, and the family is incredibly gracious and welcoming. Breakfast usually consists of a boiled egg and some Nepali-style pancakes, but sometimes we have fried potatoes, chow mein, or rice and vegetable curry.
9 AM: I arrive at the MCC Nepal office for a morning of language study with my fellow volunteer. There are five staff at the office: one Canadian, one American, and three Nepalis. The main language spoken at the office is Nepali, so we get plenty of practical language practice as well as book-learnin'.