Saturday, 25 October 2014

Croatia: part 3

carrying on with my story of croatia.... visit part 1 and part 2.

the beautiful archaic streets

day 5// unfortunately i've been struck ill and woke up with a sore throat :(
nevertheless, we proceeded with a prayer walk this morning, visiting the town centre, church and market. as we walked back, the heat caught us; what better excuse for a good ice cream ^^

praying for the market

ice cream which are like vienesse put on a lolly stick!

this afternoon we were briefed before the first day of our UNA festival commenced! our aim was to hold three days of this event where we went into the roma village and spread the gospel and love of Christ through plays, songs and arts and crafts.

performing Jonah

we attracted a lot of children today - about 200! after performing our first play "jonah and the big fish", i got the privilege of leading group 7 where we gave out tshirts, made a jonah craft and coloured booklets. it was a very successful day i must say and ended up having dinner late at 9:30pm.

this little girl put my nickname on her shirt!! how cute!

for the first time of our stay, i didn't get ice cream that evening as my cough was getting so bad. oh wells, at least i had an early night!

sunset by the river.

day 6// i had a good ole lie in this morning till 9am and drank lemon honey to soothe my throat which was throbbing with pain D; we went out for grocery shopping and tried some burek, a traditional sausage roll pastry type food, super scrummy!

after lunch we gathered back for a debrief and according to some members of our team, i didn't look well at all. my temperature was taken and confirmed i had to be sent back to the apartment to rest. i was heartbroken i couldn't take part in todays UNA festival, but was prayed for and caught 3-4 hours of sleep.

i was awoken to dinner and caught up with my team over some cheesy pasta before debrief and followed by an ice cream walk - i'm back!!

day7// sunday today! after church and rescuing the cutest stray kitten ever, we went grocery shopping yet again as our rather large team consumes QUICK!

it's the last day of our UNA festival today and i managed to join - hooray! the kids had missed me so much and i got the chance to perform "the good samaritan" today. it was an extremely hot day and i got to say, the kids were so good listening and making tambourine crafts so enthusiastically!

as a tradition, we walked around the village with the kids to spread the love of God, however the blazing heat really got to me and it shattered me by the end! a lot of sweat mingling went on too as the kids held tightly to my hands.

dinner was carbonara and bacon, though i officially lost my voice that evening and was exempt from ice cream once again doh. that night we played banagrams until late late late - 2:20am!!

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  2. Oo, looks like a great time. xa

  3. Hi there! It's nice to read about your experience of Croatia! I'm Croatian too, I'm from Rijeka, have you been there? I love your blog!
    xo, Sonia Verardo


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