A moment in my life: Community meeting

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. These moments are often hard to photograph and usually last only a minute or two. I will start sharing them with you in this occasional series. 

Since arriving in my community at the end of August 2016, I have had to explain an uncountable number of times and sometimes to a few hundred people at once without notice who I am, why I am here, and no, I’m not visiting; I live here!
Whether it is in English or siSwati I am often met with disbelief, but no longer am I worried about meeting people and introducing myself.
Yet tomorrow I am finally having the community meeting I have been waiting months for, and I am a nervous wreck, anticipating all the questions I won’t be able to understand and worrying about speaking bad siSwati.
So wish me good luck and that I convince one person to say she is interested in helping me and wants to learn more. 

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3 Responses to A moment in my life: Community meeting

  1. Brynn Fowler says:

    You got this!! So excited to hear how it goes :)

  2. Janette Wagner says:

    Praying for you, knowing you’ll do well.

  3. Susan Kemp says:

    Good luck, Alison! You will do an awesome job!!

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