Written August 29:
We’ve gotten into a good routine with our home now. We’ve bought enough buckets for hauling and storing water, some shelves for the kitchen, a mattress, and a plastic table and chairs. Every morning after breakfast the kids know to put on their shoes to help haul our day’s supply of water.
These last two weeks we’ve taken a break from home setup to attend some church conferences in Luanda. We all attended the first week to hear about the past, present, and future of the churches here. Then the mothers and children headed back to Huambo for a quiet week at home while the men attended a Bible lectureship and ministers’ workshop. It was a great time of relationship building with the church leaders as we learn the culture of the Churches of Christ in Angola.
While in Luanda, we also bought our Land Cruiser! Vehicles are incredibly expensive here, but we found a used one that was more affordable. There are several small things wrong with it, but we are hoping that it will still be a solid, reliable vehicle for us.
While the men were gone, we taught the children the “Days of Creation” song. Then for our team worship time we focused on “God as the Creator” to remind ourselves who the true Creator is as we face a new life here with new relationships, new hopes, and new prayers.