|This is across the street from the house that we will be living in|
As far as I am concerned, I just love nature and this country is absolutely beautiful. I love looking at the stars at night, being woken up by powerful thunderstorms, and more then anything I love the chickens and goats running around on the dirt roads. I love all the exotic flowers, plants, and all the different types of dead animals I see hung up on the side of the roads (sad, but still cool).
|Yep, that’s an infant driving a motorcycle.|
As far as Dave (and myself a bit too), he loves the driving here. In America, we are so “constrained” by that little dotted line in the middle of the road, by the stop lights, and by all the rules of the road. Here, on the other hand, it is like driving in a river of motor-cyclists, street venders, and little children in their brightly-colored school uniforms. It’s like an extreme sport that gets your adrenaline pumping and makes a part of you come alive. Who needs video games?
Another one of our joys is the Christian community in the city that we are currently living in. Tomorrow there is a brother in Christ who is coming over to talk to us about how to share the Gospel in French in a way that rightly confronts the sins of the culture. Then Thursday, Dave is going to go evangelizing with him. Our housemates regularly serve as a “buffer” between us and all the people who want to come to our door to sell us things like chameleon eggs. They told us that we are “their missionaries” and that they have a duty to take care of us.
|Our four constant joys…|
|Plantains are our new favorite food!|
|Giant hairy googly-eyed bee?|