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January 21, 2012

Our first week in the Solomons has gone better than we could have hoped. Since we’ve arrived, we’ve been learning how to do errands, beginning to learn the Pijin trade language, and adjusting to the climate. And we’re learning about driving on the other side of the road.

God has encouraged us in many ways this week. We’re thankful that:
* Our colleagues are really kind and helpful and have given us tips on cooking, shopping, etc.
* Lower temperatures and rain the last two days has given us a little break from the heat. (Dear midwesterners: I know, we should be thankful for the heat itself.)
* Daniel was sick a few days ago but seems to be better now.

After the busyness of preparing to come here, it now feels strange not to have deadlines or much of a schedule. We’re working on establishing a daily routine and weekly schedule as we work on learning so many new things. Now that we’re partly settled in, our daily tasks will include studying and speaking the Pijin language, getting to know colleagues and Solomon Islanders, and reading about the country’s history and culture.

Ways you can pray for us:
* That we’d stay encouraged and know how to encourage others
* That we’d find a few Solomon Islanders to help us learn Pijin
* That we’d all stay healthy and sleep well (Sleep has never been a strong point for Daniel.)

Thank you for praying!

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  1. January 21, 2012 7:43 am

    I’m *loving* hearing about all you are up to! I’ll be praying for you… and it’s hard to believe you are half a world away when I can read you blog. I like your pictures too, since I have no frame of reference to visualize what you’re talking about with the market and such. Love and prayers to you, friend!

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