Sr. Pamela Marie Buganski
“God is always talking to me when I am in Guatemala.”
I thought I might share my daily schedule. I get up at 6:00, get ready for the day and organize my room. Then I spray down with bug spray. I sit on the open porch and pray looking out at the open courtyard with its birds, mountains, sun or rain. I eat breakfast and leave for school at 7:45. I walk to school and meet my teacher at 8:00. We first go over homework and then study a new verb. At 10:00 there is a break for 30 minutes. I might run an errand, check the internet at the cafe, or take a short walk. My teacher and I work again until 12:00. We might study new vocabulary, engage in conversation or play a game to reinforce the words and ideas. I walk back to the house for lunch. I might also take a short nap or start on my homework. I return to the school for class from 2:00 until 5:00. I again might run an errand or wander back to the house. I work on homework on the open porch until it gets dark. There are electric lights but they are small and high which makes it difficult to read or do homework in the evening. Supper is at 7:30 or so. After supper I might try to listen to the TV to see if I can understand anything or perhaps catch a phrase or use of a verb that I have already studied. I will sit on the porch to read or reflect, and then am likely asleep before 9:00. The day starts all over again in the morning.
Sounds like a simple day with a rhythm, perhaps like your own day...or like Groundhog Day. If only the star of the movie could get HIS day right, we could move on to something more.....____. Perhaps it is more about MY day (or YOUR day). Each of us gets so many changes to get it *right*. Maybe to get it *better* or to get it *good*....or to *find God*. So, what did I do *better* today than I did yesterday? How was I more aware of God in my day today than I was aware of God in my day yesterday. Takes us right back to Ecclesiastes. God IS in the laughter and the tears, I have only to recognize God´s presence. And really, is there something else to move on
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012