Archive for August, 2011

Precious Moments

Here are some of the precious moments from the first days in our new house.

Seeing how hard my hubby works to take care of our family – Danny came ahead of us to get a generator and water pump set up in our house. We still can’t get the water pump to work, but every day Danny faithfully pulls up water for us. He’s been working hard lately showing our team around town.

Danny pulls up water
Danny pulls up water

Seeing our girls make this house their home – The girls have been very comfortable here. Sophia enjoys finding spoons and bowls from the kitchen to play with and Eliana loves to help set the table. Eliana runs around the house calling Sophia, who comes crawling after her.

Eliana playing with her Quiet Book taht she got from Tia Laura.
Eliana playing with her Quiet Book that she got from Tia Laura.

Reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones – Our friend Charles lives in Huambo now with his new wife, Helena. They hosted Danny for the first week and have been such a big help getting us set up. They’ve also introduced us to their friends and family, so we know a lot of people already!

Charles and Helena
Charles and Helena

Fresh veggies from the local market – Charles showed us a market that is only a 15 minute walk from our house. We were so happy to find cheap prices on fresh produce after the outrageous ones we paid in Luanda.

Sophia shows off our market purchases.
Sophia shows off our market purchases.

Cooking in my new kitchen – We have a bright, spacious kitchen and Danny had a nice new stove all set up when I arrived. Cooking food for my family definitely gives me warm fuzzies.

My bright kitchen
My bright kitchen

Our whole team arrives! The Meyers arrived in Huambo Sunday afternoon after waiting on Robert’s visa and buying a car. Nathan has moved into an apartment, but the rest of us are all living in this house together. We had a big celebration dinner of fajitas and mint brownies, then a time to praise God together.

Celebration supper
Celebration supper

Moving into our New House: Priceless

We spent 9 years dreaming of moving to Angola, 4 years building a team, 14 months language learning in Portugal, and 21 hours on a plane to get 10 people and 37 bags to Angola.

16 people lived in the same house in Luanda for 20 days with almost 0 misunderstandings. Praise God for our wonderful hosts and for helping us all have a good attitude in this new place for all of us.

Since we’ve been in Angola, Sophia turned 1 year old, we attended a 4.5 hour service where 17 churches gathered together to celebrate, visited countless stores and offices researching and learning.

Danny made an 8 hour bus trip to Huambo and Katie and the girls made the trip in the car with Nathan with 2 police stops and 1 flat tire.

Our house is empty with no running water. We have electricity for 4 hours (when we run the generator) and pull up 6 buckets of water each day, but the feeling of sleeping on our bed in our house is absolutely priceless.

Eliana handily wins our first game night
Eliana handily wins our first game night