This is our first blog post from Sri Lanka. On August 11th at 10 in the morning we said goodbye to our Dutch home. Someone from our congregation brought us to the airport in Düsseldorf. Our adventure had begun!
The first period in Sri Lanka we spent with Uthayans relatives. The children love to see their grandparents and other relatives again. Besides enjoying our holiday, we have been busy with settling a lot of things. Uthayans dual nationality acquires a lot of paperwork and patience. We have found a temporary home in Jaffna and we have visited the school that the children wil attend in September.
The map shows where we live and work. We live in the North of Sri Lanka, in Jaffna. The Farm of Nambikay is near Mannar, that is a two hour drive from Jaffna. Jakolien will be working for ZOA one day a week in Kilinochchi and she still works part time for Verre Naasten.
We also visited the Farm of Nambikay, of course. The chili looks gorgeous. Because the butternut squash have had too much water, they had to be harvested a little earlier than we had planned. The taste is wonderful, but the profit will be a little less than we expected. Two calves were born on the farm. One of them is doing very well, the other one has a skin condition and the medication that was given doesn’t seem to work yet. We have also gained some new contacts, among others someone who will make a groundplan for a bigger goatshed. Uthayan will take care of the coördination of the farm and he is commited to turn it into a prosperous business.
Will you pray with us?
- A safe trip and a good arrival;
- A good time and a great reunion with relatives;
- A nice vacation;
- New contacts;
- The butternut squash harvest.
- The beginnen of the school year on September 6th: for the children to build new friendships;
- A good place to live in Jaffna;
- The workers on the farm;
- The ill calf.
See here some pictures taken:
Blog - een nieuwe start