I am so excited to be able to get involved and work with the African church down the road. I will be honest though that today I was dreading going to church. I wasn’t looking forward to being jammed into a hot room with lots of people in a language I don’t understand trying to keep my children quite through a really really long sermon. I was praying to God asking him to help me have a better attitude. It is still important to start building relationships, because these are the relationships that will motivate me to work on language. Well you can imagine my surprise when I walked into the room and felt the cold air conditioned air blowing on my face. I stopped right there and said a “thank you” to God. It was just what I needed to change my attitude and enjoy the service. I still had no idea what was said and still had to work with the boys to stay quite, but just that little bit of comfort made worshiping God easier. The service was still longer than we are used to, but we met people here. People who told us that they are praying for us as we learn language (pretty humbling). I will say that one thing that I have noticed about being here is that it is a lot easier to notice the little blessings. The little gifts that God sends us.
Things we have successfully done on our own
These might not seem like much, but everything we learn to do on our own is a mile stone for us. A small step to helping us become part of the life here.
-Bought: bread, eggs, juice, yogurt and other food type options
-Rode the “city bus” or car
-Fixed our broken fan
-Found our local “hardware store” and “grocery store”
-Bed time rituals with no power or running water