It feels like we know them well already, with this sharing of lives. Ermias and Mulu joined hands with us and prayed for us, thanking God for all He is doing. What a joy it is to realize that we could be an answer to their prayers, half a world away from our daily lives!
The rest of the morning was spent getting acquainted with some of the accounting transactions and reports from the last few months, as Mulu is learning bookkeeping and procedures. We have been given the key to an unused conference room as our office. Dan has a number of things to investigate - replacing a power supply for one of the wireless hubs, installing a computer in the radio room, learning how to reset the video conferencing equipment, sort through things in the communications/storage room, and all other duties assigned… We’ve also learned that, in a few days, we will be able to access the contributions made on our behalf, for expenses here.
The Internet was sketchy during the day so, when it got better at the end of the workday, we stayed in the conference room for a while to check e-mail and keep up with messages from family and friends.
Sani runs her household very well, and she needs to be a good manager, with several children and household help, not to mention guests like us, who are staying for 6 weeks (and often another 1 or 2 guests for a few days at a time)! Tonight’s dinner preparations were Kuku’s turn, and I found out that tomorrow night it’s my turn (with Sani’s help) to prepare dinner. She’s thinking about rice, vegetables, hmmm; I said, maybe add some chicken? I must remember to ask Dan to stop at the market on our way home tomorrow so we can buy some chicken and we’ll make a new dish!