Today (Sunday, 2/14/2016) we joined the local Methodist Church in Kilinochchi for Sunday morning service. What better way to spend Valentine's Day than sharing God's love?! It just happens to be Women's Sunday, and the ladies of the church lead the aspects of service. This is a bigger deal in Sri Lanka than in America - in the church here, women and men sit on opposite sides of the church. In perfect orchestration, Pat has had a message brewing, and so was ready when asked to be today's guest speaker (with help of an interpreter).
Then we drive south 6-ish hours to Moratuwa, which is our home base that we haven't been to yet this trip (or ever, for me!).
I will be a little sad to say goodbye to my first princess bed - the canopy is mosquito netting, the bedding is my green silk sleep sack - and also my first roommate, a little frog that was waiting when we arrived the first night.
He lives in the bathroom, which is just fine by me - I can see him on the white tile floor. He travels along the edges of the sink and shower wall, and cozies up during the day in the cubby behind the pedestal sink base.
A second, smaller frog was waiting on my doorstep Friday morning, and hopped inside under the gap of the door, despite my attempts to dissuade him. ('No! Shoo! I already have a frog!' Maybe he only speaks the local Tamil dialect?)
Hopefully, he found his way out or to join his buddy in the bathroom, and isn't hopping about the black tile bedroom floor...I guess this solidifies the case for wearing flip-flips indoors...
We are off to Moratuwa. I will write about the eye clinics tomorrow, as there is much to say.