10:04 p.m. Another wonderful 12 hour day in Romania! We had breakfast at 8:30 a.m. then at 9:30 a.m. off to school chapel services. We were in charge and we shared to the students about the meaning of the mural we are painting for them. How the meaning was about imagining what they want to do as a profession when they got older. We did little bubbles above 5 children and left them blank. It is in hope the students will be rewarded weekly and they will have their names put in the bubbles and what they would like to be when they grow up. We did one chapel service for 4th – 8th grades and one chapel service for 1st – 3rd grades. After chapel we chilled out for about two hours in Brittany’s room until lunch at 1:00 p.m. I wrote a blog on Emily’s site and checked my email, mostly deleting spam promoting large penises and large breast. I hate our new email system. Lunch was dumpling soup in yellow chicken broth, lots of bread, spaghetti noodles with ground beef and red sauce and a packaged pastry dessert. The ground beef tasted very fresh. All yummy!
After lunch we worked on finishing up the mural. I had gotten everyone the night before to make a list of what they thought still needed to be done. This morning I ranked their comments 1 – 4 with 1 being the most important and then put all the 1’s on one sheet of paper, all the 2’s one a sheet of paper and so on. I then taped all 4 sheets on the wall with the 1’s being the highest and the other sheets going down like steps. I asked everyone to look at the sheets focusing first on the 1’s and 2’s and then pick something they thought they could do and when they finished it mark it off. Shefan, Emi, and Madi helped us out. We finished about 8:30 p.m. cleaned up and walked home for a hot shower in our dormitory. I told everyone “that they did a damn good job.” The mural looks really good and everyone did a super job this week painting it. I do believe it will be a great blessing for many children and hope it will help them envision and believe for better lives. That was Brittany’s goal. On a side note Brittany is a special person with a heart of gold. It has been so nice to watch her interact with all the Romanians. She never has a negative thing to say and seems to always have cheerful attitude. I know she is making a huge difference in many ways. Good Night!