Thursday, February 7, 2013

Poland, Part 2

On Friday night of the first week, we had invited all the students that heard our presentations in the schools to come to the Friendship House for a night of games and eating American foods.  The team made a whole bunch of foods, especially desserts, that aren't made in Poland.
David made fruit pizza.
 Deviled eggs, Chex Mix, and dirt cups!  The dirt cups were made by yours truly :)
 More treats!
 Playing a name game to get to know everyone. 
We divided the students up into four teams and gave them each a plate with a small piece of each type of food on it.  Their task was to match up the food with its name.
 Playing "I have never..."
 Another game, trying to unwrap a candy bar using only a plastic fork and knife.
Some people played Ninja for a while.
L-R:  Lee, Bob, Tim, Dave, Vera, Ardena.  Bob and Vera are long-term missionaries in Radom and they live at the Friendship House.
 On Saturday, we got up early and went to Krakow for the day.  
 Daniel took this picture from up in the bell tower of the church looking out over the city.
 Sara and I met up with our friend Paulina, who is studying at the university in Krakow.  She took us to a cupcake shop! 
I got a vanilla latte and a peanut butter cup cupcake - yummy!
Sara, me, and Paulina
We met up with some of the team at a coffee shop to wait for the rest of the team to be done with their sight seeing and shopping and then all go to supper together.  Andrzej was tired. 
 L-R:  Veronika, Dave, and Jamie.  Jamie and another lady, Christine, joined our team for the second week.  
 On Sunday after church, the team came back to the Friendship House for a meeting to get ready for the English workshops the next day.  That night, Edyta wanted a bunch of us to come to McDonald's because she had a whole bunch of coupons.  This is Laura, me, and Phil waiting at the bus stop on the way there.  Some of the bus stops have these coal bins to warm your hands by.
 Ordering is a very serious matter.
 On Monday of the second week, our English workshop began.   This is the team meeting that morning.
 Grading tests to organize English classes.  The English classes were decided according to English ability, but our Bible study and conversation groups were mixed levels. 
During the large group time on Monday, we played Would You Rather...?
 Jamie gave her testimony. 
Every night during the workshop, the students were invited to come to the church in the evenings to play games and hang out with the American team.  Ping pong got pretty serious!

We played lots of Uno!

 Every morning at the workshop, Pastor Tytus gave a short message.  Kasia translated.
Daniel gave his testimony on Tuesday.
 One day we did an activity where each group had to act out an idiom and the rest of the groups had to guess what it was.

 Mandi gave her testimony on Wednesday.
 Phil and Marek led the music.
Tim and I led the singing.  Yes, they gave me a microphone - hahaha! 
Every day between the workshop and going to the church, the team ate at a restaurant that is on the way.
 On Thursday we played a game called Electricity.
Christine gave her testimony.
 On Thursday, instead of going to eat with the team, Sara and I went to a restaurant together.  It was one the team had gone to during my previous trips to Radom, so I knew I wanted the potato pancakes again!
 I ordered a latte - how pretty is that?
After our meal, we walked to the mall for ice cream!

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