My neighbor and long time friend brought me over my Close of Service goodbye gift. A tradition dishdash, robe, head piece and prayer beads. We spent the evening with me dressed up and drinking coffee on the roof.
Tom was teaching a very energetic student. This student was smart, but didn't know how to interact with her surroundings. Tom made it an effort to illustrate 'raising hands' as a respectful way to get someone's attention.
As a Volunteer, you need to make do with what you have. My wife, Marlene, baked some tasty lemon sponge pudding in luncheon meat tins. I took the photo on April 23, 2011 in our apartment at Mu'tah University, Jordan.
This is a photo of my counterpart, myself, and our 5th and 6th grade students on the last day of school in my last year of service. It was taken at our school, minutes before their final English exam took place.
After arriving at our host training site, my site-mate and I were brought to play soccer with our host brother's friends. They had never seen a digital camera up close and were posing while Tom played with a few of them in the background.