Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Little Update

Halo. Selamat Datang! (Hello. Welcome!)

We are excited to be going to Indonesia! Above is a hint of the language we'll be learning in about a year or so. We praise God that He's allowed us to come this far in the process. Just in case many of you were wondering, we're officially on staff with Mission Aviation Fellowship! We have our name tags and everything. It feels so different to walk the halls and realize that we now belong here. This is our new job and our new wonderful extended family.

Jennavieve is loving hanging out with her sitters and playing with all the other children near our apartments. It's fun to see her really try to follow different kids but it makes us cringe when she crawls across concrete and lava rock (they use rock in the plant beds here) to follow them! This girl has no fear and a pretty high pain tolerance. She doesn't let anything stop her. Once she starts to walk we'll really have to watch out, but at least she won't continue to scrape up her little legs as much!

We will be celebrating five years of marriage together tomorrow! It's a huge blessing that we got a sitter for a couple of hours and we're celebrating it now as MAF staff members. It's been a long road and we're not in Indonesia yet, but we're definitely closer. God has been faithful through so much. We look forward to what He brings next.

The Reeds

PS: We'll add pictures later!


junglewife said...

I just wanted to say "Hi"! My name is Sarah DeSalvo and I (along with my husband and kids, of course!) am a missionary with MAF in Wamena, Papua, Indonesia. We have been here in Wamena since 2007. Dan and I also grew up (and met!) in Quito Ecuador where our parents were both missionaries (my parents are still serving there with HCJB.) Anyway, I look forward to keeping up with your journey to Indonesia with MAF and would be happy to answer any questions that you might have! I have a little blog that is mostly family news if you want to check it out: Blessings to you!

Eric and Kristine Reed said...

Thanks so much Sarah! I already follow your blog and LOVE your pictures! Let's connect and chat I'd love to hear about your experiences in Wamena, Papua! :)

junglewife said...

Thanks for reading my blog! I saw your picture on Megan's FB today and thought of you guys starting up your deputation. Sometimes it seems like a long journey but it sure is neat to see God's hand in our lives. We were just talking with some friends about the ways God has provided for us through schooling, deputation, and again on furlough, and it is just so encouraging to be reminded of all that! Blessings! :-)

junglewife said...

Oh and I forgot to say if you want to chat via e-mail you can use our maf e-mail (ddesalvo) or my gmail (junglewife) :-)