After much stress and questioning of what God was really saying to us we are finally here and
getting settled into our new home in La Paz. Once we found a place things moved very fast and within a week we had moved which didn’t give us much opportunity to say goodbye to Sucre friends but we were glad for it finally to all be sorted and are happy knowing that we will have other opportunities to say goodbye properly to friends in Sucre as we will be returning frequently to visit our FH staff there.
Alana coped well with all the packing up and being shifted about, however, she has taken longer to settle on this side, which made life a little difficult for the first week or so. She appears to be happier now and has started going to Kinder for 3 mornings a week.
Ed has started working in El Alto but frustratingly things still are not very clear as to his role,
particularly as they are still in the planning stages. Hopefully things will begin to become more clear in the following weeks.
The first few days for Sarah were quite hard, adjusting to a new routine with Ed gone for most of the day from 7.45 am until 6 pm, Alana not being very easy to handle and feeling under the weather. However things are beginning to improve on all accounts so hopefully soon she can pick up again with work herself.
Church has been good, we knew where we were wanting to attend before we moved so that has helped in not having to do the whole church hop thing. Though that too is taking a bit of adjusting too as the style is very different to what we are accustomed to with over an hour of praise and worship followed by an hour of preaching. One good thing is that there are people who help out in crèche so it means that for the first time in ages we can enjoy a service together. Alana stays with us for the worship part then goes and plays during the preach.
So we praise God and thank you for all of your prayers and encouragements that has helped us through this difficult time of change.
Thank God for:
• Our new home
• The friends we already have here
• Our new church
Ask God for:
• To all feel settled and at home quickly
• Wisdom as to what to be involved with outside of FH
• Good health and opportunity to rest
• Building friendships within FH in La Paz
With much love
Ed, Sarah & Alana