In my last post about lice, I mentioned that I was going to say another lesson that I learned while dealing with the bugs. A 2nd lesson I've learned is that my outlook on lice has completely changed. Two months ago, if someone would have told me that Johnny has lice, I would have judged that boy to be dirty and his parents to be unclean as well. However, I have learned that lice in fact LIKE clean hair and that lice can be anywhere and anyone can get it. Lice could be on a restaurant booth or on clothes you try on in the Buckle or Express. Again I say, lice can be anywhere. Also, I would have thought that lice is highly contagious and just by being around someone with lice, the lice would somehow get from their head to my head, even if we were 10 feet away from each other. Well this is just not true. And I think all these lessons will come into place when I run into lice somewhere else in life. For instance, lets say I go to an orphanage and there is an outbreak of lice. Two months ago, I would have freaked out and selfishly been scared for my own head. Now, pssh. I know that lice is contagious but I also know that I can pull my hair back, sit the child in a chair, and pick out their bugs without any fear of me getting it. People with lice need to feel loved and welcomed too.
This next week, I would appreciate any and all prayers. If my name or my parents' names come in your head, please take time to pray. I ask for prayers for safety over our travel and our time in Romania. Also, please pray for productive and God glorifying conversations between myself and the team in Romania and also for the various ministries that we'll be visiting.
I'll write again if I can. But for now I say "pa" (bye)