|YWAM's ship, Next Wave, came into harbor at Mgarr. I explored a bit on board,|
got a sunburn, and exciting stuff like that. I also used an ATM for the first time
in my simple little life, so now I have MONEY!
|Visited Ggantija, the second-oldest man-made religious structure in the world and made replicas in the shade with the kids. Napped.Welcomed Vicky, a British lady who staffs another YWAM ship and who will be staying with us for a few weeks. Took a shower in my new bathroom and basked in the WATER PRESSURE (!!!). Visited with a Chinese couple from Liverpool and their two adorable little boys. Finished preparing the room for another visitor who will probably arrive tomorrow. Our top balcony offered us a good view of an impressive fireworks display over on Malta. Went to bed. Got up to hang out clothes, so the blue towels wouldn't bleed over everything. Went to bed again.|
|Ventured out to church over bumpy roads (construction crews have kept very busy digging mysterious holes in the main thoroughfare) and rural detours to avoid more construction areas. Came home and relaxed for a few hours with my Bible and some coffee. Fiorlisa, an Italian-American who also lives here, made a delicious pizza supper with the kids. As you can see, Kyran kept his pizza under close surveillance at all times ("look at my PIZZA! Janie! Look at the CHEESE!") Marina, our new visitor, arrived and was welcomed with food and a spirited discussion about Rastafari and hypothetical Amish goths (don't ask. I truly don't know). Jon and Fiorlisa have joined forces in a jocund effort to get me paired off with someone. I give all the teasing back about as quickly as it's dished out, and any outside observer would probably think that we're all treating each other horribly.|