Journal Entry #15 – Mental gymnastics. That is a fairly accurate way to describe my daily thought processes. By the time I get to the house in the evenings, I am completely exhausted. I believe it is a result of a combination of things. Things like the intense Paraguayan heat, having to deal with a completely different environment, straining to speak in a foreign language, plus the considerable amount of learning required to familiarize myself with a new ministry. As the day progresses, I can feel the neurons within my brain twisting and contorting in order to accommodate the inordinate amount of requests to which it has been subjected.