It is hard to believe that we have been in Indonesia for about a week and a half. On one hand, it seems like we have been here for months and then on the other hand, it seems as if we just got here.
With all the busyness in getting the house ready and the preparations for the church plant, it seems as if we have been here for awhile. With all the new things that we have to learn to get around and with all the new relationships that we are building with people, it seems as if we just arrived.
Today, the family and I went to the kids’ school to meet the administrator and also to get school supplies. It was good walking around the school with the kids. Out here, the kids have to wear uniforms, which I think in some ways is a good thing; but I don’t think our kids fully agree.
We also received our KITAS (our official visa documents) today, which is a huge praise. We are now able to open up a bank account, sign up for internet service and other simple services that we take for granted in the United States.
The momentum continues to build with the church plant. We had another informal meeting this past Sunday and some new people who are interested in our church showed up. There will be some new people joining us this coming Sunday. Word of mouth has been our greatest advertisement. News of our church plant is traveling quickly. We have found ourselves constantly reintroducing one another to the group. I have been saying that when we, as a group have to reintroduce ourselves, then that is a good sign of health because we are reaching out to new people. We want to continue to reach out to as many people as possible. We are excited about the possibilities.
Things are slowly picking up as we are getting into a routine and as I am having more meetings with people. God has been keeping us on our toes.
Christina and I finally had some street food with some of our friends
I don’t know if I had a look of confusion or fixing my glasses as one of our alumnus was explaining things 🙂