On Thursday and Friday, I joined the other new missionaries of SIM for an orientation. It was a great time to learn and relearn a few things about culture and living as a missionary. I met some wonderful missionaries from Galmi and Maradi and got to know a few others from Niamey a bit better.
|Mr. Hama led an insightful talk on Nigerien culture.|
|Our team's eclectic collection of Nigerien market food.|
|3 teams, 2 stoves, 1 hot kitchen|
Presentation is everything, so we prepared a plate for the judges and waited to hear their praises (haha...). The other dishes included a traditional peanut sauce stew over rice and mashed potatoes with tomato based stew. One had goat, the other beef, and we found out that our hunk of meat was lamb. The judges tasted and talked, and my team won! They decided that the originality and flavors were creative and delicious. Who knew?! And I thought that I couldn't successfully cook in Niger. What a blessing to know that I cannot only cook, but I can cook well!
|Rachel and I were on different teams, but we had to get a roomie picture!|
Of course, not without the help of my teammates! We all got a package of Oreos for our prize! I am so glad to have gotten to spend time with these lovely people :) God is good.