Yesterdey I could not spel Misionery, todey I are one!
I'd certainly love to jump into working on planes the moment we arrive in Indonesia. But, the first challenge we'll be facing there is learning Indonesian. The reality is, in order to be useful, we really need to be able to communicate. Learning the language (to a half decent level) may the most important and useful 'tool' I have in Indonesia.
And maybe more importantly than myself learning Indonesian is Amy learning Indonesian. I can't imagine running a home with four kids, relating with house help, buying food, taking care of business, & not being able to speak the local language. In fact, some days I can't imagine doing that in an english speaking country. We hope that learning the language will also be an invaluable investment in relating to Indonesians, so that we can better learn their culture and reflect Christ to them in how we live our lives.
This last weekend I thought maybe driving 1.5 hours out of town and going for a good hike would be a great idea...But, since we weren't too prepared for all six of us doing that, the voice of reason came calling and we decided a big ol' park in Boise was a more attainable goal (hike maybe another day). Still great for Dad to pack along his camera & take photos of his favourite targets!
Please pray that our Visas to arrive soon, and that all our "i's" get dotted and "t's" get crossed as we spend the next 5 to 6 weeks preparing to leave. Thank you!