Living here at the mission with so many Americans and westernized living, it's easy to kind of forget I'm in Africa. But then I have those moments where I am sharply brought back to reality.
Today, for instance, as I was relaxing with my book, one of my boarders comes to tell me that he's found a huge puff adder snake and that Lawrence and Pastor Jerry were working to kill it. When I went to see this myself, I found that the snake was right next to the school and not that far from the hostel. On top of that, I walk that exact path several times a day, even just half an hour or so before that!
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for the weak-stomached) I didn't get a picture of the dead snake, but I did find an interesting article. After reading this I felt so reassured! (Haha!) Also, here is a picture I found on the Wikipedia article.
Please continue saying prayers for all of our safety here. We're always needing them!