Sunday, October 9, 2016

As the wheels touch down

As we began to land I could see Nairobi from the air it was a bit overwhelming.  Nairobi is a huge city and much larger than Lusaka.  As the wheels touched down, I began wondering how in the world will I ever learn this place and these people?  After being here for almost two weeks I'm seeing that the answer to that questions is little by little.  It is just going to take time.
We were met at the airport by two of  our good friends who came to the field a little bit before us and have now moved to Nairobi too.  They helped us with getting our dogs from the cargo area.  Then we drove through crazy traffic.  We stopped quickly to eat at Dominoes and then they took us to our new home.  We landed at 4 and we reached home around 8:00pm.  The truck with our dogs came just a few min. after we arrived.  That was pretty good timing!  Our friends left and then we walked around this new place called home.  We were pretty tired so we went to bed pretty soon after getting here. It doesn't quite feel like home yet but I'm sure in time it will. 
In the next couple of days we unpacked our 7 suitcases.  Kevin fixed several things that were not working.  We went to the grocery store.  We got our internet set up.  We had friends who brought us dinner for two nights which was a big help. We did quite a bit!  As I look back it seems like we were just constantly moving trying to get things done.  Then on Friday we left to go to our cluster meeting with the missionaries serving in East Africa.  We were at this meeting 6 days. We felt very welcomed by everyone. We enjoyed the fellowship, preaching, and especially hearing the team reports.  We had a fun day and picnic where we competed against other teams.  My (Suzie) team won!  We got a free drink at the coffee shop.  We came back on the following Thursday and Hannah came home on Friday for her mid-term break.  We have enjoyed having her here with us for a few days.  
Anyway, I just wanted to update you on what we have been doing.  Please continue to pray for us as we settle in to our new home and country.  Pray we will get our work permits soon so we can start the process of getting our things from Zambia. 

 Our new home
I was excited to see the bushes in the front of the house. They are called "yesterday, today, and tomorrow."  They are so pretty with the purple and white flowers and they smell heavenly!  We had them at our front porch when we lived in Chongwe too.  It made me smile when I saw them and I just know that God was trying to thrill me!


 Hannah and Sadie
The dogs are so excited to have Hannah home over her mid-term break from school. 

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