Living overseas as a missionary, you’d think that I’d get used to change, since things are always changing. But honestly, I still don’t like it. However, there are quite a few good changes that have happened lately or are in the works to happen soon. Here are just a few:
My People have a new chief over all this people group! I was able to go to their main village for his “inauguration” on Sunday. It was quite a shindig! (See his picture above, and make sure to appreciate his $2000 “throne!”)
My Village is starting to feel more like home! My host mom now knows that I don’t like coffee and that I like my shower water warm and not boiling hot. I’m also getting more used to the food, and don’t gag over every bite. I can even compare it positively to some other foods!
NTM USA changed its name! It’s now called Ethnos360 – Ethnos for the different people groups of the world, and 360 referring to all 360 degrees of the world. Even though the name changed, the goal is still the same: planting churches among unreached people groups of the world.
We have new teammates on the way! The Pryor family is currently on their way out to My Country to join us in reaching Our People with the gospel! Hopefully they will be arriving here in the city this afternoon, and they’ll spend a year in the city to learn the Jula language before joining us in Our Village.
We (Jen and I) will hopefully be moving out to My Village soon! No, our houses aren’t done yet, but you can see the latest on my house in the below picture. Hopefully in a month or so? I’ll keep you posted!
It’s now rainy season! Some days are still quite hot, but at least there are beautiful days like yesterday that are a bit overcast and rainy and “cooler.” Who knew that I’d grow to love overcast, rainy days, huh?
Well, I think those are the main big changes. Other than that, the only other big news is that I had a great time in Tanzania for the discourse analysis training earlier this month. I also got to take a few days to enjoy the country – friends there, the wild animals of a safari, and the beach (and snorkeling!) on the island of Zanzibar.