31 October 2006

lAtEsT iN dA LanD...


It’s been more or less 2 weeks since we came to the land, but it seams so long already…It’s easy to lose the track of time here ☺…
We’ve been doing a lot of stuff already… we’ve been fixing the house so we get a bit more cozy…there were some things missing like some of the windows, some shelves and some blankets and carpets in the living room☺ …
at the same time we’ve been getting to know each other more and figure out how to live together and be a community☺… it’s challenging and God is using many things to stretch us… That’s one of the best things about living in community, but also one of the hardest…
I would ask for your prayers on this ☺


We are now in Regina’s parents land which has electricity, a small house and stables for their horses… so, not bad at all … The other land has still a lot to be done, but we didn’t get the time to think about that yet… It’s already a lot of work to get established on this one … But I do want to have more facilities to have more people over… We also need a big shelter, like a hang out place where it will not rain and it will be warm for the winter… That’s a step ahead I guess !!!


The first week was really nice and sunny, but we had a whole week with rain and we couldn’t do much besides little things inside the house…it was a good time to get to know each other better ☺ For others that was really frustrating and stressy… But God thought us how to give thanks and praise in every situation ☺

The sun came back again and now we are back on our T-shirts ☺…

We have a lot of harvests to make…apples, oranges and other fruits I don’t know the name in English…but the priority are the olives now…
we already collected some hundreds of kilos and we sold them in the village so we can get more food and other supplies we need… Now we can’t sell so much more coz Dominike’s van which we used got to much broken in our countryside roads ☹






… Regina is out in Belgium till the 5th of November so we have no other car… We really need one to work…
But we’ll save the rest of the olives to make Olive oil…and for this we only need to pick them in 2 or 3 weeks…

We’ve been having a lot of work, but also a lot of fun ☺ …

There’s a lot of other things we would like to have or do, but we need to be patient and wait…
We need some more money to invest in things like an oven to cook, a car to work (specially to carry things), material to build and maybe a water boiler to have hot showers (I’m thinking about a “rainbow style” sweat lodge, but that can’t be everyday coz it takes a lot of effort and wood)… So, I would appreciate your specific prayers for all these ☺

PEACE

P.S.- We still have no phone or internet, so I can’t write short and often…I’m sorry for you guys who read :-/… I haven’t been so inspired to write as well… Or I have too many other things in my mind , or I’m too tired, or I want to hang out with the others as we’re just getting to know each other ☺
CHECK THE TITLE FOR LINK WITH THE "MFG"...THEY MADE A NICE VIDEO...IN GERMAN THOUGH!!!

Here are some other pictures :

our fire place in the Kitchen

Preparing my "bath"...

...our bathroom...we do have one... with a toilet :-)

Simone in front of the house...on a hot sunny day !!!

Monike and Timmy !!!

Peter !!!

Dominike !!!

Frauke (Dominike's wife who's expecting a baby soon) and Simone, in front of our house ...

Raining day...playing games inside and smoking the "Sheesha" :-) (Arab water pipe for fruit tabac)

our parsley and coriander garden :-)

5 comments:

lisa said...

hey you, happy birthday! i was driving along today thinking about how i would like to bake you a cinnamon/oatmeal cake. i haven't made one of those for a really long time. we love you! we think it's really, really good that god made you! blessings on your new year!

Bruno said...

Parabens Baba!

Jesse said...

baba! i love you so much! HAPPY birthday. GOd loves you so much! and i miss you so much. i really cant wait to come take part in that little community developing! blessings on you all!
LOVE LOVE LOVE! and PEACE!

jenelle said...

I'm drinking "pumpkin spiced" coffee in Maryland, USA, and thinking how much nicer it'd be to have a galao with you in the countryside!

Baba said...

pumpkin spiced coffee ? What is that ?
I guess I'd prefer a galao as well... and evn more in your company...
Love Nelly
baba