I am sort of on sensory overload here. I have been complaining for the last few months that I have nothing to blog about, and now everything that passes into my eyesight is a potential post. Currently my kids are taking a nap and my husband is driving a truck on the opposite side of the road for the first time ever. This will probably turn into a post. We'll see.
Anyway, now I have TOO much to write about so I would just like to share with you 2 things that stand out in my mind right now. This sign in the airport. At first glance this advertisement for the bank shows things that might appeal to any American who needed a savings account (or more appropriately for our culture, a loan). A car, a boat, school tutition... and then there is the last picture on the bottom right.
That's right. A bride price. Welcome to Papua New Guinea. Now, what do you think they do if someone were to default on that loan? What do they repossess??? HMMMM????
And this is the view that we woke up to this morning! It is so beautiful here! But before you think we are living in a tropical paradise and get mad and stop supporting us, please note that it is very very hot here...with no air conditioning...and I am already in a full scale war with ants in my kitchen. My new rule is that no one eats anything inside my house.
But all that aside, we are truly amazed to be here. Anyone who has known us for any length of time at all has heard us talk about our dream of becoming missionaries with NTM. In fact, I am sure that there are many people who got very annoyed at hearing us talk about it over the last 6 years. We stand completely in awe that this 6 year dream is now a reality, and are so thankful to our gracious and loving Heavenly Father who has finally allowed this to happen. We are literally overwhelmed with the goodness of God right now. In the words of David Crowder, our hearts are turning violently inside of our chests.
Thank you Jesus for giving us this desire of our hearts, and thank you Lord for putting it there in the first place.
The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy! Psalm 126:3