Sunday, October 12, 2014

Next Stop: Wamena!

October 2014


It's hard to believe language school is already coming to an end. Three more weeks of classes, a final evaluation, and then the move to our new home and area of service in Wamena. Once in Wamena, we'll take some time to settle and then Ben will begin with flight and maintenance training to become familiar with the operation.
We recently put together a video of our daily life here in Sentani. All this will change again very soon, but we are glad to be able to share with you a bit about how we've been getting on. Click on the picture to view the video.  Enjoy!

Difficult Days

The last several months have been full of difficulties. Most of this, we are sure, is simply part of the process of adjusting to life in a new culture and language.

I (Anisha) have been repeatedly sick with some sort of tropical stomach bug, and just two weeks ago Ben and I both contracted Typhoid (yes, we had the vaccine before coming out!). Thankfully Isaiah has stayed healthy other than a persistent case of ringworm.

Learning to live in a new country is challenging on the best of days, but adding illness into the mix and it can quickly start to feel downright impossible. We've so appreciated your prayers and encouragement. You really do sustain us in difficult days! Recently I wrote about some of our experiences and how we are learning to hold tight to Jesus through it all. Click here to read: The Raging Sea

Mercy Floats

As a 19 year old I (Anisha) spent two remarkable years living and working on-board the Mercy Ship M/V Anastasis and sailing the western coast of Africa. I met Ben on-board and fell in love not only with my future husband, but with a life spent in service to the poor.

Mercy Floats is an e-book of letters and stories sent home during the ship's outreach in Benin, West Africa. This book is a testimony of God's grace, love, and mercy for all the world.

To download the book click the book cover. Mercy Floats is given freely, please feel free to share it as well. May these stories be an encouragement to you and all who read it. 

Visiting Paradise

Recently Ben's youngest brother came to visit us. We had a great time showing Thomas around our Island home. Papua really is a tropical paradise! Check out the video by clicking on the picture and plan your next vacation to see us :)

Thank you for your encouragement, prayers, and support. We couldn't do this without you!


Ben, Anisha & Isaiah

· The transition to our new home/work in Wamena
· Friendships and a feeling of being 'home'
· Health for the three of us: Body, mind, and emotions

No comments: