Curiouser & Curiouser

World Maps, Decision Fatigue and Human Trafficking

That’s pretty much what my week’s been about.  One of the things that I love about working for YWAM is the variety of work that is done.  On Thursday, for instance, I started the day off researching decision fatigue so that I can teach about it a few weeks from now.  In the afternoon, I went to a drop-in center for refugees and asylum seekers in downtown Wrexham.  I spent a couple hours talking to people from Ukraine, Libiya, Iraq, Sudan and Pakistan…just getting to know them, and learning two words in Kurdish. (I can only remember one “Spass” which means “thank you.”)  Then I came home and started taking a book apart to rebind it with some new pages so we can continue using it as prayer journal.  See what I mean?  If I get bored it’s my own fault.  There’s always something interesting to do!

Other projects this week have included working on a map of the world that is going to go into our prayer room. It’s made out of fabric, but will be covered in blackboard paint so that we can write on it.  I’m so looking forward to writing on the continents and countries that we’re praying for.  Also, Sarah and I went and handed out leaflets in Wrexham with a group that’s trying to raise awareness of human trafficking in Wrexham, the UK, and around the world.  Many people were interested in what we had to say, but I spoke with one old man who absolutely refused to believe it happened in the UK, let alone Wrexham.  India, perhaps, but slavery certainly didn’t happen near his home.  How often have I thought that myself?


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