Thursday, February 11, 2010

STEAM XI - Trumble Missionary Update - 5 Feb 2010

Greetings everyone!

We are approaching the end of our 2nd week of living in Malawi. We are kind of getting the hang of things. The kids have begun school and Beth has attended her first staff meeting. She will be taking over teaching one of the 2nd grade classes in April. I am learning about African Bible College’s finance processes. There seems to be a real place here for me as many of the accounting practices could use some significant upgrading and I think my years of experience working with Compassion International’s finances in multiple different roles should prove quite valuable.

There is a local family moving back to the UK who is selling a vehicle that we will purchase. It is a Toyota Ipsum (aka Toyota Picnic). Before I came to Malawi I’d never heard of it either. It’s kind of like a minivan in that it seats 7 but it’s really more of a car.

Please keep praying for us as we continue to adjust. We have been warmly welcomed by people on the ABC campus but it is still quite an adjustment. The humidity is a challenge and while we have been provided loaner beds and some basic furniture, our household goods in the container we shipped are still weeks, if not months, away from arriving.

Please pray for good health and safety for our family as we get used to a new climate (and a place where they drive on the left side of the road!). The attached document contains some Facebook posts of mine. This provides a bit more of a day-to-day look at some of the things we’ve been dealing with.

Thanks for your support.



Will & a gecko that met an unfortunate end (see the attached document for more about the gecko in the Jan 31 post)

Kids before church on Sunday

I find the phrasing on this coffee package interesting

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