Showing posts from February, 2017


This is a Baobab tree which is common to Tanzania. After church today we decided it would be good to get a few pictures.

The girls are now four months old. They are starting to roll over, can hold themselves pretty well, and talk a lot.

Tivoli (white) & Esther (pink)

Another Day Closes

These are some evening pictures from the top of the apartment building we are staying in. Besides being mentally and physically tired, everyone is doing well. Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement! 

Psalm 86 sums up our prayer for this coming week. Please be praying these verses with us this coming week.

"There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wonderous things; you alone are God. Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol." Psalm 86:8-13

A Long Week

I am lying here on the bed next to Carmen, Esther, and Tivoli. The day has started and it is getting hot outside. Fortunately, there is a breeze and we do not have a power outage so the fan can keep running. It seems we get our daily (or more) power outage which lasts anywhere from a few minutes to five hours. I don't think you realize how nice it is to have consistent, reliable power until you just don't.

The boys are outside somewhere, and Dinah is cleaning the house. The sound of construction and the occasional horn or loud music overwhelms the sounds of bustling Dar Es Salaam.

Earlier this week on Sunday afternoon we moved across the city to a two bedroom apartment making our commute to language training a leisurely five-minute walk. Since then, we have found a fridge, borrowed two couches, and bought mattresses to sleep on and mosquito nets. We are quickly learning our way around the city!

Jason contracted a fever, stomach ache, and runny stool on Monday. Though it lasted…

One Average Day

Since we started learning Swahili on Monday, it seems the new norm for the time being is sore brains and dreams filled with Swahili. On top of that, the commute has been more than interesting. Since we got here we have run across two cars in the ditch (their ditches can be very deep), one motorcycle accident, one bajaj accident, and one person run over... whew. Driving around here takes 100% of your energy. Needless to say, it is overall safe if you keep your wits about you :) At least it is much less disturbing than seeing countless white crosses all day across the state of Montana.
Anyway, we just finalised an apartment which is within walking distance of the SIL office and language learning. And we plan on moving tomorrow...which means I better be going to bed. Thank you all for your support!