The Typical Day of a Bethlehem Bible College Teammate:At 5:30, Katie goes to each of the girls’ dorm rooms, says ‘Good Morning’ and flicks the lights on. Larissa is always the first one up and ready to go as the rest of the girls slowly crawl out of bed. Melissa has the lucky talent of waking up with perfect hair without ever having to take a brush to it. Everyone grabs their Bibles and enjoys devotions and a time of sharing what God has taught them. Breakfast is next and nobody wastes time getting their dishes and lining up. Bob and Henri are always in the seconds line, ready to finish up whatever we have left. From 7:15-12:00, the team works on pouring cement slabs for a parking lot. This involves hauling sand, rock and cement powder and then mixing and pouring the cement. They also build forms for this cement to be poured into and lay rebar down before hand for support. By lunch time, everyone has worked up an appetite. Some team favorites have been warm, fresh pita bread with deli meat, no-bake cookies and sliced melon from the market. The team eats outside and enjoys hanging out and playing with Kenya, Isabelle and Lily (Mike and Michelle’s daughters). Christos always manages to keep the team entertained with his quirky sense of humor. We then have library time, where every one reads a book about a missionary. Being directly after lunch, eyes get heavy and people doze off. However no one dares to fall asleep for fear that Zach will splash them with water if they do. Everyone enjoys this, even the person caught sleeping.:) At the work site, Elijah can be found working extra hard in hopes of gaining more muscle mass. Mike has given him wielding power of a 20lbs. sledge hammer to aid in his cause. Finally, it’s free time for those who haven’t received a Special Blessing or bathroom duty (AKA The Piggy Award). During this time, Karly can be found playing with the Myers’ girls and you can also hear Sara laughing about something. Joyce and Janette have had exercise sessions on their sleeping mats in the hall. Everyone works daily on their memory verses. Seth and Danae are in a race to see who can get all 40 memorized first. When we hold a quiz off, it is always a close race between team mates to see who will quiz out first. Dinner is always looked forward to and includes a delicious dessert. Regardless of what we are eating, Rachael always finds a reason to put ketchup on it. A Canadian thing her and Michelle share. Hot sauce and Nutella are also added to just about every food item. Some days, the team goes to the store next door. Anne usually treats herself to an ice cold coke and paprika chips. We have a Bible marking class every weekday evening and a separated guys and gals class every other evening. We end the day with our evening group devotions. Locals often climb the wall to the college’s compound and poke their heads over it to watch us sing. One team mate gets a turn each night to share their testimony or whatever God has placed on their hearts to share. We pray for each other and other Teen Missions teams as well. As a team, we really love this time together. The girls get rowdy again before lights out at 9:30. Victoria and Ashley’s room is always an adventure to walk into.:) After lots of ‘Good Nights’ and ‘I love you guys’, it’s finally lights out. The busy days have been going by very fast. Not only are things being accomplished, but lives are being changed. Before we know it, it’s time to wake up again and continue our amazing journey here in Bethlehem.