Thursday, October 4, 2012

In the Thick of IT

We have been in class for a month now and things are finally starting to come together.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we speak French now.  But we do celebrate the small victories; ordering food at a restaurant and actually getting what you asked for, getting visa pictures taken at the drug store and they don't even try to speak to you in English, and understanding basic questions from those around you.  We have a long, long way to go but we will celebrate these victories one baby step at a time.

Since our last blog we have finally officially/legally gotten Macy into school.  A huge blessing, as this could mean an easy transition to a French speaking school in Lubumbashi.  We have also begun working on visas and have even booked our airline tickets.  On January 3, 2013 we will arrive in Lubumbashi; "home" for the foreseeable future. Most likely, the place our kids will remember most as they get older. And, while we know this part of our lives is in the middle of getting from here to there, we are cherishing every moment the Lord gives us. We had no idea the kind of friendships that awaited us here. And, while this is our third language to learn, we go through a full spectrum of emotions each day in learning; from excited, to confused, to frustrated and back to excited again.

We are taking it one day at a time, learning more, being patient and looking forward to what's in store.

New missionary friends and fellow language students who will be on their way to DRC as well

1 comment:

  1. It's good to hear just where you are and what you're doing! My husband Dan and I can relate to all the emotions of learning another language as we are in our first-of-four weeks at CALL (Christian Academy of Language Learning) in San Jose, Costa Rica. We'll soon be on our way back to Argentina. Keep up the great updates!