Of course, despite this feeling more like home than we thought, still we have butchered our way through French (ok, well, maybe that is just me...Phil's French is great!), needed to relearn to drive these crazy streets, become familiar with the prices and currency again (cash only....I am missing debit!!) and meet the new families on our team and all the new faces that have arrived in Chad during our time back in Canada. It has been so amazing to reconnect with good friends and I look forward to deepening those friendships as we journey together in this challenging country.
Phil has been up in the plane several times, not flying but sitting in the right seat, observing and becoming familiar with the new navigation system that was put in the plane while we were back in Canada. He has been studying like crazy for his flight evaluation next week and then after that, he will resume his regular flying.
The girls have enjoyed being back at school (well, maybe not the homework part!) and have some great kids to play around with. Kaitlyn and Lily are the oldest on the compound but that doesn't stop them from having a lot of fun with all the littles who want to be a part of their make believe games and pool fun. Kaitlyn is hoping to gain some babysitting experience over the next two years and there are plenty of kids to practise on here! :)
Thanks for your prayers and thoughts and well wishes...we have felt super supported throughout our time back in Canada and that has continued as we returned back to Chad. Looking forward to posting more stories and recipes and anything else on my mind that is of importance to stay connected with you all.
Here is a p bit of a photo montage of our first couple of weeks...
|Over 50 kids attended the Homeschool week (mid March) at Wellspring Academy|
|Evie watching Phil work his magic on the grass (precious grass!!)|
|Sand pit fun!|
|About to take the plunge in our little compound pool|
|Ladies Bible study at my house! 22 of us smooshed in!|
|Stayin' cool on a HOT day|
|Teaching Sunday school... it's outside and we try to stay in the shade!|
|Whiskers looking for some alone time...Evie's not having any of it!|
|I think they could maybe fit one more thing in there...haha!|
|Amazing friends, hard goodbyes as they leave for at least 2 years|