We are in Mozambique! This post is going to be brief because it's my first trip to town and Judah sent me with a Whole Foods bag that he said I could fill with cookies. So, I have work to do, but I wanted to get an update out before my cookie quest began.
We enjoyed a variety of flights and layovers to get to Pemba, but the kids were amazing and it wasn't until the last five minutes of the last flight that Asher decided he'd had enough. The good thing with all the traveling and wildly interrupted schedules is that we all adjusted to the 7 hour time difference pretty quickly. We arrived at the Iris base at night (it gets dark here around 5:30pm) so it wasn't until the next day that we got a chance to see our home for the next 10 weeks. We are staying in a small house with another family - the Wicars: Zach, Kate, Levi (3 1/2) and Max (2) and a couple, the Thalheimers: John & Cindy (they have a 23 year old son who lives in Texas and they are our house leaders).
The kids love running around with all the other kids here - African or otherwise - and Asher has eaten more sand than most kids do in a lifetime. Yesterday I saw Luciana making dirt angels outside our house... I am grateful that they allow families to hire a laundry lady!
Ok, this one is really short, but the upload time is said to be looooong. Next time I'm going to type it out and then just copy and paste it. Plus, I have a bag of cookies to buy. We love you all and can't wait to fill you in on all that's happened in person. At Starbucks.
BTW: a blind child was healed during a weekend outreach. He had been born blind and had never walked, but people prayed for him he was healed and he saw his mom for the first time. Yeah, God!!!