Sign up to receive blog updates in your inbox!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sweet Home Ala-Guinea!!!

Here is a view from the courtyard.
video

Our New Home!























Here's our new house in Boke, the town where we'll be doing our orientation. We are renting it from a muslim family, the Diallo's (the pic with 3 kids) Pray for them, as well as our neighbor, Hadja. Notice the mangoes in our front yard...yummy! Pray for Micah...that he'll make friends fast and come to see this new house and country as his home:)

Monday, April 14, 2008

1 Month and Counting!

Well Folks...we have less than a month here in the USA! It's hard to believe...but Guinea is right around the corner! We head down to Atlanta May 12th and then fly out on the 13th, arriving in Guinea on the 14th. We will be staying in Boke (the third largest "city" in Guinea) for our orientation period. The Diallo family will be our host family and we will be renting a house from them. They have 3 kids and since we'll be sharing a yard, we'll be seeing each other everyday. They will be our lifeline during our stay in Boke. They are a Muslim family and understand that we are Christians. We're are excited to see what God is going to do in their lives this year! Here's a pic of our "supermarket"! We will be visiting this outdoor grocery store DAILY since we will not have a fridge for this first year!

Lunch anyone?! This is a typical meal...rice with some kind of sauce...palm nut, peanut, etc. They like to make it spicy too!
Talk about balance!! These ladies are good! I find myself wondering, "Will be 'hanging out' with these gals?" Pray for strength and endurance!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Brothers







It's fun to see Micah playing more with Elijah. He's always saying, "Oh look. He's smiling at me. That means he loves me." Micah doesn't like though when Elijah pulls his hair. We try to explain to him that he's a baby and can't help it. That explanation doesn't really help much when Elijah yanks hard and makes Micah cry!

More Shots :( and Chuck E. Cheese







We are finally done with our shots!!! Yeah! We went to Fayetteville yesterday to get our last set of vaccinations...meningitis. And I have to admit... did hurt a little. So imagine Micah...yeah...kicking and screaming. Daniel had to practically sit on him. Needess to say, he didn't get a sticker. But we did take advantage of being in Fayetteville and went to Chuck E. Cheese's. Micah LOVED it! He used "his" money from his piggy bank and played his brains out! The pizza was really good too. We were surprised! (No, Elijah didn't get any shots with us...this is just a shot of him in a bad mood!) HA!