It’s Saturday afternoon here as I sit and think about how I can tell all that has gone on over the past couple of weeks in a few short paragraphs! I am surrounded by a buzz of activity, the sounds of hammering, sawing and playful laughter… Again, feeling blessed to be part of this beautiful community.
With so many projects that need doing, the greatest dilemma has been figuring out what needs to be done first! And with so many projects on the boil we decided the best thing to do was a ‘picture blog’ to update you on all that is going on.
So many projects accomplished – Makeshift kitchen, table and sleeping area, shed, fence, pillars, gates (front and back), a surfboard rack, transport (Jayden got ‘the bomb’ running), water pumps, piping, running water and a flushing toilet. Yippee!
In the meantime, in between homeschooling, we’ve got to hang out with Benny, Defi and their 18 children at the Rote Children’s Home, been thrown in the deep end teaching in kids church, visited the medical clinic and given medical provisions that were kindly donated by Excite Safety Training and Accidental Health and Safety, visited the local school with supplies kindly donated by Stanwell Park Public school and enjoyed a couple of soccer games (Oenggaut, the village we live in, v’s Nemberala, the village down the road). We’ve been delighted AND scared at times with creatures great and small! Scorpians, centipedes, red ants, a snake, goats, dogs, pigs, crabs and horses! Noah reckons if he was a pig living here he would pray that he could run very fast!! (This after seeing a pig being caught for a feast!)
After a hard days work it is always amazing to walk down the beach, look around and realise that I am the only one on it!!!
From ‘paradise’ at its best!
Nat, Matt, Jayden, Molly, Grace and Noah x