We’re so happy that after waiting for more than two months the visa of Melisa and Janak for our travel to Canada were approved. Now they need to be stamped into their passports. This needs to be done in Port of Spain. We’re glad they don’t need to be there in person but a representative can pick up their passports, so we’ll make use of a courier.
We booked our flights right away. Tuesday August 27 we will fly to Winnipeg, which will take more than 32 hours, due to a long layover in Trinidad. Sunday afternoon September 22 we hope to fly back to Suriname where we will arrive Tuesday morning very early. It is special we’re able to do all these things through internet while being far away in the jungle.
Meanwhile our house in Apetina is more or less as it should be. While we were away the bats and woodlice took over. So we thoroughly cleaned and Marco had to take out one of the kitchen cabinets to take care of the woodlice. He burned the wood in our drum designated for all litter to be burned there. Next he sprayed around and under the house to prevent more woodlice to come and eat away our house. The bats are not happy with us opening up the house since they’re so accustomed to their dry and mostly dark places. They’re not easily convinced to move to another place.
It is the rain season which means that it rains (a lot) every day and the river is very high. With the rapid current it’s no fun to bathe in the river, so we’re very thankful for a good working shower in our house.
We hope to give two trainings in June: one for the elders about the task of an elder, we’ll do this together with the elders, looking for answers in Gods word. The second one for the Bible school students in preparation of the three day campaign with Pentecost. Next to this Marjolein is asked to prepare some Bible studies for the women. So, we still have no time to start writing our memoirs…