Every one the Kilimanjaro team did arrive safe and well with all our bags safely at the Teen Missions Tanzania property. We have been so blessed so far. In Florida, Nabels parents gave each one of us a bag of goodies and a pair of socks. And Daniels Mom gave us each a tooth brush. While in Washington we had a 15 hour lay over but then the Christian family met us and got us six rooms to sleep in. Oh, you can imagine how long we each took in the showers. Then they served us with dinner. It was like everybody’s favorite: fresh chicken salads with rolls, tea and popcorn. They spoiled us so much by even washing our travel shirts shortly before we boarded the plane to Africa,
The flight was non-stop 12 hours to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia then off to Kilimanjaro via Mombasa Kenya. We used two small buses, one with all our duffels and the other took all of us. It took us a couple of minutes to get to the base which is exactly 33 km from the airport. It was a joy going through the corn fields and crossing river Sanya. We have later learned that it is our water source to wash our clothes and use for our construction. This is right at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
We set up tents and immediately went to town where we had dinner that night. The simplest meal there was—Chicken rice and chips, and lots of vegetables for vegetarians.
Wednesday has been our day of organization, getting water, kitchen set up and writing letter home which we have already mailed.
We as well unpacked all our food duffels and have settled in.
The weather is warm, cloudy with nice breeze to dry out our wet clothes.
Everyone is doing well adjusting to the life in Africa and they all seem so excited about the adventure of their whole summer and they are taking lots and lots of pictures. We love you all and thank you for praying with us.