Thank you all so much for the prayers - we've made it safely down to Iringa, and have been getting everything sorted out.
I hardly know what day it is right now, everything seems pretty jumbled up, but let's see if I can give you a bit of what's happened!
A truck came last Tuesday afternoon, and we were able to get everything loaded up, and the truck locked. We had sleeping bags out still, so we slept at our house that night and got up early Wednesday morning and started driving!
Mom and Dad were in the Land Cruiser pulling the trailer that had our suitcases and sleeping bags, etc. in it, and the boys and I were in the Wagon with the dogs. Don and Axe were in the very back and they did great, except for getting really hot. They made it through the trip without dying - yes! I was in the middle seat with the ice chest and Panya. She was really good too, just went back and forth between laying down and looking out my window. She liked to growl at giraffes and impala we passed!
We got to Iringa at probably around 10pm, and slept at an inn.
The next morning we got to our house, and started getting everything unpacked! Since then, we've pretty much been doing the same things - unpack, carry boxes, unpack, take apart empty boxes...ask other family members "Do you want this?" every few minutes. Heh heh.
We worshiped with the brethren here on Sunday; the building is about 20 minutes from our house. Mwakalonge preached a good sermon, and the people were friendly.
Hopefully we'll get internet up at the house in a few days. It'll be nice when things get settled in enough to get back into a regular schedule. Has anyone made any goals for the New Year? I've written down a few general guidelines for myself. They're not resolutions, since I've been doing them anyway, but New Year's is a convenient time to look at goals, etc. you have.
Here are a few of mine:
- Daily Bible study and prayer time
- Drink at least a couple of glasses of water a day (I usually drink a litre or two a day, but this is just so if I don't drink that much in a day, I at least get something!)
- Exercise 3 times a week\train to run a 10K (Hopefully more, but this is so I don't set myself up for disaster, haha)
So there we have it, hope you all are having a great week!
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.