Tuesday, February 28, 2012


We are sitting in the Tanzania Revenue Authority office. It you think the
revenue offices in the US are good for your patience, you should try Africa.
It is great. I am thankful that they had the second and third step of our
paperwork complete when we returned, but now we are sitting in another line
(the second for today.) I don't know how many more we will have.
One of the other missionaries told us that he had taken a video of his wife
speaking Swahili at language school and Joshua is in the background. (Laura
and Joshua are in the same class.) He asked our permission before putting
it on his website. We gave him permission and here is the link where the
video is. http://everytongue.co.uk/blog/2012/02/language-matters/#more-2815
We haven't seen it ourselves, but it will give you a bit of flavor of what
is going on here and you can hopefully see Joshua. I hope he is behaving
My health is still about 95%. Classes are challenging.
The paperwork on the container is still "shagalabagala" (not very neat.)
The seal and container still seem to be wrong on the BOL.
I still don't know for sure if we are getting one or two BOL.
We so appreciate all the prayers and answers to them.
On another note, we saw many bush babies (greater galago) yesterday night
and also a small owl very close to our path. It didn't pay much attention
to us because it was hunting. It soon swooped down to the ground and back
into another tree. Today two missionaries from the Congo arrived. They are
Americans that have been working there on and off for three years. Seven
other language students left today. Seven more campers arrived in camp for
the night just as we were leaving, also. We have not met them yet, but they
are camping very close to our banda so we will meet them when we return from

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