Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Train tracks in the center of the picture.
From the same point, looking back at the headquarters (center).
After this overpass, there is a lovely little path leading down to the train station. Blackberries were ripening along the fence.A grocery store within 10 minutes walking distance. Everything seems to cost roughly double the price you would find in the U.S. See the double decker bus?
The basement room I stayed in. I don't know that I care for the extra wide angle lens that came with the camera...
The kitchen. Look - a washer and dryer! Two other guests were also rooming in the guesthouse. Both were from India and had come for three years training in accounting and finance in order to return and work at the TLM headquarters in Dehli, India. I ate some excellent homemade curry and other Indian foods while there. Forget the utensils. Have you ever eaten rice with your hands? It was indeed "finger licking good." Hopefully, I will get to learn how to cook some of it when I return for training.
Upstairs common area.
Basement bathroom. Notice the box to the right of the shower head? It heats the water. It must be turned on and off whenever the shower is used. View out the kitchen window into the tiny back yard. Someone was trying to make it into an English garden. These are two of the people that interviewed me. One spent decades as a nurse and health worker in Papua, New Guinea and Ethiopia and the other spent decades in Bangladesh as a doctor alongside her surgeon husband. The two other interview panel members connected by phonelink from Dehli, India and Sydney, Australia. There were approximately 20 people working within the headquarters. Everyone was incredibly kind. My "accent" seemed particularly interesting to some, and one even asked me to "lay it on thick" while I was there so that she could learn it. There were people from many different nations working there. I loved it. I was able to attend their daily prayer meetings every morning. Employees take turns daily leading, choosing a song or hymn and then giving a short word, story or scripture. They then read the prayer point for the day from the TLM calendar and open the floor for prayer for anything else. You can well imagine that I liked it. This kind of thing happens at every Leprosy Mission site every day. :)