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Adam Willard: We've all made it safe and sound to Nosy Mitsio and our team members are all currently enjoying their homestay and learning to adjust to their new lifestyles in their village communities here. To our team members' parents and grandparents: they should get a chance to call you briefly by sat phone on Nov 24th.
Heading by bus/boat to Nosy Mitsio early tomorrow morning - finally time for our team to move there and get started in their new lives! Pray especially for our team members (and their children) during their homestays over the next week. Basically, we're throwing them in the deep end and it's sink or swim. I'm sure they'll be fine and it will be a very meaningful time for them and their new communities, but it can also be a rough transition, so please pray.
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Our whole team, all together! This is before leaving Tana. Now we have one week before leaving Ambilobe, then we finally all move out to Nosy Mitsio together! We won't be posting much for a while after this; but we appreciate your prayers for us as we lead our team, and for our team members as they learn a new life and language.
Adam Willard: Our team made it! They're all here! They're pretty tired from their roundabout flight schedule, but no other troubles. Soon we'll all be heading to Nosy Mitsio together!
Adam Willard: Our team is on the way to the airport (in the US) now to come join us here in Madagascar! They'll arrive here in two days and our mission to the Antakarana of Nosy Mitsio will grow from 3 to 18! Please pray for our team members' safe travel and their smooth adjustment to life on this side of the world.
Adam Willard: In just five more days, our team will finally be here! We'll finally get to meet them, help them settle in and start the process of language learning and cultural adjustment. We can't wait to see what's ahead!
Adam Willard: On our way back to Nosy Mitsio today, we saw several dolphins and a whale, very close too! But thankfully the whale this time wasn't as close as last time I saw I one (right under the boat). Also, the weather/winds seems to have stabilized back to normal while we were gone. And our team members will finally be here in just one month... can't wait!
We stepped off the taxi, three of us this time, back in our village in South Africa. We began walking down the dusty road, towards the small house where the new Peace Corps Volunteers are staying in Dumphries. We saw a couple of girls a ways off and they looked in our direction. Immediately they [...]
These are pictures from our preparation trip to Madagascar in March – April 2010.