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Jay | Susan | Alex | Beth | Samantha
April 3, 2011 12:57 pm
Published in: Uncategorized

Is change.  Or at least that’s what I hear, and it seems to be true enough in our case.  The biggest recent change is that we’ve moved.  Yep, we’re no longer in Nairobi, Kenya.  Now we’re in Entebbe, Uganda.

We moved via airplane. So far we’ve had 3 caravan loads of stuff come over, though two of those were partial loads since the airplane was full of seats, and we ran out of room to put things.  The first load was a full one, and Brian Staples, the pilot who was on the trip with me was making unkind comparisons of our airplane with the Clampetts’ truck.  All it needed, he said, was a rocking chair ratchet strapped to the top of the fuselage.

We still have more change awaiting us.  We’re not in our own house but rather in another family’s house, which is still full of their things.  So we’re crammed in with boxes and furniture stacked everywhere we can find to stack it.  We have a plan for a permanent house, or as permanent as anything in missions is, and should move into our own place around the end of May.

Entebbe is a big change from Nairobi.  We have a yard, instead of a postage stamp!  There’s actually room to turn around and room to set up  a shop and to have a garden and …  The traffic is a LOT lighter, and when it is heavy it’s orderly!  I’ve made the trek to Kampala once already, and it went well. The traffic was heavy, but they all followed the road rules!  Amazing!

So far the girls are taking the move in-stride. It helps that the Fowlers are here.  Leo and Menda have 8 kids (adopted), and all about Beth and Samantha’s age.  So the girls are having a great time.

Alex is home on term break from RVA, another change.  Both having him away and now having him back.

So…change is, well, constant.