Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We Have a House!!

Contract signed. Deposit made. It's official.

Things are getting very exciting! Now that we are counting down the weeks until our departure, we have been very busy finalizing details. One big detail was finding a house. Now that we know where we will be living, we are beginning the process of having a few repairs done.

Close your eyes with me and dream of the possibilities. There are a few leaks in the roof which the landlord is going to repair. We are going to have metal supports and a metal roof on the patio you see here. In the future we will have that screened in. The biggest endeavor is going to be adding a bathroom. Right now there is one bathroom...and for us Americans, adapting to living and eating in Africa...one just isn't going to do.

We have one air-conditioning unit which we hope is working, but we have electricity...which is huge. Many people don't have this luxury in Burkina Faso.

This is the kitchen. Running water...another luxury. We will have to filter the water and possibly boil it as well. We have a little work to do in the kitchen, but with a few repairs, a good cleaning and some paint it will shape up nicely.

We are excited to make this house our home. We are excited to make the town of Yako our home. Mostly, we are excited to meet our neighbors, meet the children at Les Ailes de Refuge and begin the work that God has for us there.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus"  - Philippians 4:19
More updates soon. Until then...walk in faith and be blessed!

1 comment:

  1. WOW, Amy, I didn't know you were in this journey. I really admire your family for this huge step. I hope you are happy, I know you will be a big help to the area, working with orphan children as well as humans who cannot help themselves, is an incredible and rewarding thing to do. I juts bought 2 T-shirts, I hope I can help with donations, or more T-shirts to spread the word, in the near future. Good luck to you and I'll follow you and your journey, I want to know how you are doing. The best of luck and Merry Christmas. The Lafarga's