Saturday, June 09, 2012

Introducing our new home

I would like to give you a little tour of our new home in the peaceful and beautiful village called Melut, in South Sudan. This is our new home and we're very excited to show it to you. Originally we were going to stay in a guesthouse set up down the road but it was quite a distance from the school campus and since we've been so eager to come and get to know everyone here - the students and their families - we asked if we could stay here. Our teammates thought it would be too small and that's why it hadn't been an option. But we've made ourselves quite cozy and at home already. The picture above is our view from our porch!
The Front of our house
 My kitchen seems amazing to me after having to cook on charcoal with no electricity and no running water in Yabus. Now I have both! So I have a 2 burner stove and have running water from 9am-6pm everyday!
 This is the main bedroom we all share. Eli and I on a twin bed and 2 of the boys on a twin bed. :)

This is the way we like to start our days - on the porch looking out at the river with the cool morning breeze. It's seriously like paradise!

We have been so thrilled with Isaac's courage to reach out and make friends already. Evan and Joshua are still pretty shy but today they were joining with other children in the compound to chase out the goats! Please pray that they will be able to make friends quickly.

These are some of the special children on the school campus - children of the students

 These are our nearest neighbors

 The boys were aching to go for a swim so Eli took them down to the "swimming area". There were a lot of reeds but they drew many other "friends" into the water with them.

 The boys have been dreaming of all the fishing they'd do on the River Nile so they have been begging Eli to take them out fishing. So sure enough, on Day 2 in Melut, they went for a late afternoon fish. No bites...yet.

 Again, they attracted quite a crowd of bystanders!



We finished off the day with a lovely watermelon which we purposefully ate on the porch so we could strategically spit the seeds into the dirt where our sink and bath water pour out in hopes of our own watermelon plants soon. Please keep in mind that all these photos were taken on one day, Day 2 in Melut. And I wonder why I was so exhausted at the end of the day!!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

We love the pictures and reports! And we love you -
h and j and girls

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