We’re settling into new routines and getting used to things here. I just wanted to take a quick moment to share a few pictures that are representative of our time here.
We’ve been trying new foods and new schedules and a lot of news. Sometimes we’re excited about the changes and sometimes Eden clings to Matt’s arm and has to be peeled off by her teacher at drop off. Overall, though, all the girls have done really well with the transition to their school for seven hours of our training time each day.
So we live in a quad with three other families. One is a journeyman going to European peoples, another family is a precious older couple going to Uganda and then a dear family going to South Africa. The way quads work is that each family has enough individual rooms for their family, a washer/dryer, small kitchen/breakfast nook and bathroom as a personal space to that family. Then we all get to share a community living room space.
Hannah has found a best friend in our South Africa family’s youngest. And since Hannah and this little one are in class together, they became instant friends. Rachael and Abi also share class with the two boys of this same family. It’s so awesome how the kids all instantly became friends as if we’ve known each other for years.
We also have our Sub-Saharan Africa affinity (location group) that has been an instant family to us. Despite being spread out all over Africa, we’ve instantly become a small group full of love, respect and encouragement. Here we are having a kid movie night and excluding a meeting keeping some of our team from being able to come, I love how everyone instantly wanted to come enjoy frozen pizza and sit on the floor with the kids.
As you can see, we’re doing well and settling in nicely as we finish our second week here at orientation.
And I’ll leave you with this last picture that our friends caught while the kids were entertaining themselves in the cafeteria after a meal. The kids were enjoying how they had all sat in the baby highchairs when a gentleman came over and sat in one too. Their expressions are priceless as they lost it in hysteria.