Dreams are different for each of us, for me Living The Dream is knowing I am in Gods good and perfect will for my life. I believe that Ali and I are now in that place and it feels good.
Me chopping wood for the fire to cook dinner.
Many people would not think that leaving a comfortable home in England, leaving friends and family, to live in a remote part of Africa with no running water or electricity could in any way be a positive thing. For us this is the fulfilment of our dream.
For 15 years we have been praying and preparing for this time. There have been moments when we thought it would never happen. There have been other times when I have not wanted it to happen and I’ve asked God to take it away because I was fearful or sad at the thought of leaving family.
Now we are here, it still hasn’t sunk in really, in some ways it feels like we have been here forever though in reality it is only three weeks.
There is so much to do and the days go so fast, everyone working with KIK is so busy going out monitoring the kids on the programme. I am office bound for the moment sorting out filing systems, Ali has been visiting the local schools with the monitoring team.
Ali is planning and preparing for the building work on the land to begin, once that starts it will be full on for him.
Evenings are the worst time as it is dark at 7 pm and the mosquitos start to bite, the climate here is very humid so everything is damp. So damp, dark, hot, itchy evenings are not the best. We go to bed between 9:30 and 10:00 pm most days. This is necessary anyway as Kailahun starts to come alive around 5:30 am and there is no double glazing to keep the noise out. So cockerels crowing, goats screaming, birds singing, crickets clicking plus the smell of smoke as fires are rekindled from the night before all makes for an interesting early morning call.
As we lie here in bed watching the Lightning through the window and the rain thundering down on the tin roof it all feels a bit surreal. I have never heard thunder so loud the house actually shakes in time with the clashes of thunder. The most disconcerting thing is the fact we are under a tin roof, well I suppose looking on the positive side the rain would put out any fire that may occur through a lightning strike.
I was talking about Living The Dream maybe I am dreaming.
My that rain is heavy.
Good night God Bless.