Dila, one of the Turkish girls, asked if we (the Americans) could cook some food for dinner and she would come over and eat and hang out. I had made some cookies earlier in the week, and everyone that tasted them loved them, so I said I would make some cookies. Jo, one of my roommates, said she would cook some Kenyan food. Then, Dila said she would bring a lemon cake over with her. So, with everyone pitching in and doing something for the meal, it turned out great!!
I made a batch of oatmeal raisin walnut cookies for those who do not like chocolate. I also made a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Both of the batches of cookies turned out great! One thing that I was not aware of, until after making the oatmeal raisin walnut cookies, was that a lot of the raisins over here have seeds in them. I had gotten a bag of golden raisins that were seedless, so I was assuming that the darker raisins would be the same. Well, when I bit into the cookie, there was an extra crunch that I wasn’t used to J…one of the fun things about living overseas. You can’t always expect something to taste or have the same texture as it does in the states. The Turkish girls went on to tell me that the seeds were good, because they had antioxidants in them ;) which is true!
So, for dinner Dila, Damla, and Gorkem (3 Turkish players) came over to our apartment. We had a lot of FUN fellowshipping and eating J. I posted a few pictures below!
Today we did not have practice until this afternoon. We play Kayseri on Sunday, so we watched some film on them and then hit the practice floor. We pretty much talked and played through different things we may do, or come up against, when we play Kayseri. I am excited to see how we do against them J.
I just got back from getting dinner at Arjentine. Linds, Jo, and myself walked to the restaurant, which is about a 15-minute walk. It is a restaurant that I was introduced to a few weeks ago, and really liked. Jo and Linds both liked it! I got tavuk (chicken) in bread with a sauce over it, which was delicious J.
Tomorrow morning we leave for Kayseri. I am not sure if I will have internet or not, so this may be my last blog post for a few days. I will let you know how we do against Kayseri, who we play on Sunday afternoon.
I just got off of the phone with my Grandma McNally! I wasn't able to talk to Grandpa, but for sure will sometime. Grandpa, here is a joke for you:
Q: Why did the golfer where two pairs of pants?
A: Just in case he got a hole in one.
I thought it was a pretty good joke!! :)
It is so great to be able to talk to family and friends and stay in touch. I love you all :)
A verse that I came across today in my reading that I wanted to pass along to you:
“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.”
Put your trust in the Lord. Though trials and storms will come, the Lord will see you through. He is the only TRUE foundation that we can trust at all times!
It is hard to believe that after tomorrow I will have been in Turkey for one month. The weather is starting to get colder and it is almost November and soon to be December! I can truly say, that the Lord has been my provider. He is who I am putting my TRUST in!!! :)