While he was outside Andrew decided to walk through the waters and get some pictures! Below is our front car-port/veranda area..
The picture below shows how the grassed area next to our house is looking more like a river!
After a big clean-up we were thankful to be back in our comfortable bed. It pays to count your blessings through life's frustrations. We have done that a number of times the last week. We arrived back in Lae to no phone line, no Internet, the banks were closed and only one eftpos machine in one supermarket was working - thankfully so or we would have had trouble getting food and cash. PNG's telecommunication's supplier had a major problem in one of its major towers, which meant that banks were closed for 4 days, and that Internet services, and some telephone services, were down for a week! Our Internet connection was restored yesterday....thankfully!
SO we have been counting our blessings: A safe trip back to Lae with no delays, joy in meeting our brothers and sisters in Christ here again, food, shelter, clothes and also a 40th birthday celebration for Andrew. Here are some pictures from that day:
The kids always have the most fun!
...and of course insisted we had to sing Happy Birthday...
The girls began school again on Wednesday and Ashlyn had her first day of preschool yesterday. She will be going 3 days a week. We are getting back in routines and are thankful, happy and well - God is good!