|The boys helped unload the plane|
It is with great nostalgia that I share these photos from our first few weeks in Yabus, Sudan in June 2007. Eli and I were only 26 years old and had a one year old and a three year old. Though we grew up in Africa, this adventure was a whole new step of faith as we ventured to learn the culture and language of the people we'd been praying for and eager to meet for many years.
|Our lovely Yabus home|
|When the kids got fussy from the heat we sat them in basins of water|
|Meals in our little house|
I won't lie. It was hard. I remember a few times, having to hide in the kids' room, sobbing my eyes out and thinking, "I can't do this. I want to go home." But the Lord always reminded us of our calling and we knew Yabus is where we belonged as a family.
|Little Boys Paradise|
With the heat, culture stress, juggling little ones in the bush and the steep learning curve we experienced on a daily basis, we started taking hikes and "breaks" out in the countryside to get away and recharge. We also learned that regular R&R trips to Kenya were a must and helped keep us healthy.
|Our Yabus Team: 2007|