It's so exciting to be at the point where we can start the journey that we've been working toward since last August.
Saying goodbye to our families, friends, and so many other people who have supported us was not the easiest thing to do, but we have had a lot of encouragement along the way as well as a very helpful team of people that we'll be working with here in Burkina. So we are eager to begin learning more about the culture and language as we start getting used to living in Africa!
After the twenty hours of flying, we arrived around 12:30 AM on Sunday, March 23. Because of our one-week trip here last summer, we were already familiar with the airport and the house that we would be living in. So we got through everything in the airport, met up with the two interns who so kindly sacrificed part of their night's sleep to be there to pick us up, and slept soundly after getting to our house.
|The front of our house|
During our first day here, we slept until almost noon since, oddly enough, our few bits of sleep on the plane during the previous night didn't do much to refresh us. We then went out to lunch with one of the interns and spent the rest of the day unpacking and getting settled into our house. Unfortunately, we've already found that Ben's computer decided to stop working out of the blue, and his headphones also broke while using them on the plane, so those weren't the happiest of surprises for us.
After having a not-so-restful second night's sleep, we're both feeling worn out yet so thankful that God brought us here and has taken care of us so far, as we trust that He will continue to do during the many days to come. We're looking forward to doing all we can to make a difference here, but we're also looking forward to all that God will teach us through this.
If you'd like to see our new home, there's a video below that gives you the grand tour :)