Monday, August 28, 2006

Calma, calma...

Hello my friends from morning in Brazil.

I am asking for prayers, for myself and for my friends here. For myself because I am getting culture shocked, culture stressed, or whatever you want to call it. I really think that culture shock is a process that is worked through and I´m just in a icky phase of it now, but whatever. The problem is that I am very easily irritated these days. I´ve found myself being over sensitive and easily annoyed at my friends here, which has in turn prompted me to last out and snap at people. So I ask for prayers that God will chill me out. I also have some very stressful situations that are trying to get resolved, so without going into too much detail pray for those.

Secondly I ask for prayers for my friends here to have patience with me and try to understand where I´m coming from and what kind of stress I´m under, and to have an extra measure of mercy on me. They are wonderful, and I pray I don´t wear their patience thin.

Thank you my people. :)

5 comments:

Summer said...

Prayers indeed, Ann. Send me an email if you need anything - even just to vent! I love you!

Misty! said...

Much love from Oklahoma City--you are, of course, always in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

You may need to disappear for a while and clear your head...maybe at a little park somewhere around the church building!!! Good times...
ben t.

Pamela said...

I am praying for you dear! I wish I was still there with you through all of this. beijos!

Taylor W said...

I'll definitely pray for you. Culture shock is hard (and it hasn't quite hit me here yet, but I'm sure it's coming) but, like you say, it's a phase to get though. I know you'll do great. I'd personally try to find someplace calm, lonely, and familiar and spend a few hours there with God. Blessings, my friend.