It has been hot.
Today is absolutely perfect - 78 degrees and thunderstorms!
Our first day was full of hugs, and we have already had a chance to mingle and play a little Bocce with them!
I also hope I can refuel my spirit. I hunger for the type of relationships I've had before here, and also in AK, that can give me perspective, growth, and encouragement. I am a little concerned for myself for the move to Africa, and I hope to cultivate relationships very intentionally that will continue through my time there. This sounds very selfish, but I also hope to be involved in others' lives to keep myself from becoming self-absorbed. I've learned this from a new friend I met this summer who happens to live in China right now. (She was in Alaska this summer, to avoid confusion!) I hope I can reach out and make this time work. I am discovering some frustration with our single car issue, but I think God can work around that!
We have already felt some reach out to us and felt encouraged back into our former church. I am ready and excited to drink this tall cool glass of refreshment!