29 March 2012

Not quite settled

We have definitely been busy in these last three weeks.  I (Will) spent a couple nights in a local hospital with a bacterial infection, which caused us to miss the first three days of language school.  I am all better now, but we are now playing catch-up with learning Indonesian as well as prepping to move.  Right now we are in a dorm facility which is directly across the street from school.  Friends joke that the sidewalk to our gate doubles our commute time (it's 50ft).

We really love it here, but we are definitely excited to move to a house in about two weeks.  I think the hardest thing to leave here will be our hosts who have been in Indonesia for over 20 years and have made us feel very comfortable in this very unfamiliar place.

One of the blessings of being here at language school right now is there are eight other MAF families to help us out.  It is really quite amazing how many things we could not do by ourselves when we first arrived.  Getting food in the refrigerator seems like an easy task right?  Nope.  How bout just going out to eat?  Where am I?  I don't even know how to say food.  You kind of get the idea?

All the MAF families in Salatiga, Indonesia attending language school

Seven families are represented by these babies.  We are huge fans of the anak (child) on the far right.

Although we have not been starving, we do have a ways to go before we can do things on our own.  Part of the beauty of the community here is that everyone wants to help and constantly let's us know it.  That goes for expat and Javanese friends alike.

Although we have had a lot of fun here so far, it has been hard leaving Gracie with a helper while we are in class.  She is at school with us, but in another room.  Please pray that Gracie would continue to adjust well to this new environment and schedule.  We have been very thankful for the last couple nights of her sleeping through the night again, which is awesome considering how tiring life is even with eight hours of sleep.

Thank you again so much for all of your prayers for our family during this transition.  We will post pictures of our house when we get settled.

Gracie on her 6 month birthday staying dry from the downpour with dad.

Nan at the pasar (market) getting some coconut.

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