So, I guess things are a little different here from the typical Sunday's that we are used to in the states. We began the day with a 45 min. drive to a surrounding village to join some local believers for celebration. There were about 30 people crammed into the second floor of a villagers house where all furniture had been removed to create space. Despite this difference they worshiped with all they had and it was an honor for us to join them.
|Us "bule's," white folk, had to have a translator.|
|Why did the cow cross the road?|
|Ash and Hay cooking by candlelight.|
Sorry mom. I always told you I would never drive a motorcycle. But it is awesome! However, I had to learn how to drive all over again. Thanks to MJ, who took me to open road to practice. I felt kinda silly, however, when there was a dad there teaching his 12 year old girl how to drive a motorcycle as well!
|Ash getting pumped for the first ride.|
|Here we Go!|
Ashley and I went on our first date here to a nice local restaurant at Hotel Tugu. We were excited that the waiters spoke english, kinda why we chose this place. We didn't stay the night, just partook in their fine cuisine. I had an Australian steak and Ash had pasta. $25 bucks for the best meal in town...not bad.
The hotel and restaurant is the nicest in town. The hotel used to be a Chinese man's house. Side note: Any time your house can be turned into a hotel...your house is too big. Regardless, the place was amazing with antiques, fish ponds, three restaurants, and a Spa. We had fun exploring the place on our date night.
|My Gorgeous Date!|
|Our only other pic before the camera died...|
|Ash and Hay getting frozen yogurt.|
|Maya loves the giggles.|
|Sticky rice...Sticky Maya|
|They have a Hut.|
|Picture doesn't do it justice, but it was nice.|
Thanks for checking in on us. We appreciate your prayers! Everything is going great and I am super appreciative of the team members here who are letting us join them. I am learning a lot both through hands on experience and my studies. We ask that you would continue to pray for our guidance, receptiveness of all that we experience, and our ability to learn the language.