Isaiah 58: 11

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pool Time

While Tim is in orientation this week, Max, Simon, and Lisa have been discovering leisure activities.  They have spent time at the two pools on campus.  This pool is in the Recreation Centre next door to the school.  It is a 50m eight-lane Olympic pool with a warm-up pool.  The air is cooled and the water is heated.  It is a comfortable place to do laps and hang out.  During the school year, Max and Simon will have Physical Education classes in this pool.  It is a fabulous facility.

The lifeguard, Michel, is from Sri Lanka.  He has lived here for just a couple months and would be considered a "migrant worker" that you may have read about in the news.  He works at the pool and lives in a dorm-type room on a compound with other workers (drivers, custodians, security officers, receptionists).  Michel's room and food is provided and he says that he is able to save money (which he can not do working in Sri Lanka).

Michel's wife and two children live in Sri Lanka.  He worked for four years as a lifeguard at a hotel in Dubai.  He is earning money to build his family a house back in Sri Lanka.  Michel is a Buddhist and speaks his native Sinhalese and English.

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