So we still don’t have internet – may not get it before we leave… But we are here in
Freetown. I’m writing this Wednesday night… We landed in Accra,
Ghana, where we went through
a brief security check, transferred to Kenya
airways, and then took off for Freetown. When we landed 2 hours later, we were met by
a large group of very happy pathfinders, welcoming us to their country. Then all 16 of us piled into this somewhat
small van, while our luggage was in a Land Rover. They took us to the ferry, which was about a
half hour drive away. Since the ferry
didn’t leave until 6:00, and we got there around 4, we had quite awhile to
wander around the boat and visit with the church members who had met us.
The ferry ride only lasted about an hour, then we all piled back into the van for the hour long drive to our hotel. This place is very nice, compared with everywhere around us. It’s actually clean! The food has been extremely spicy, though. I could hardly eat the pasta dish we had for supper last night. We told them we preferred our food less spicy, so they asked if they could try the same dish again today and make it less spicy. So that’s what they did, and it was better. Definitely still way spicier than anything I’ve had before and my stomach actually felt like it was burning for most of the afternoon, but it was at least tolerable.
We had orientation at the Three Angels’ Messages church where Jackie is going to preach. It’s a really nice church. And all the pastors and translators were there as well.
Tonight we started going over one of the sermons as a group, then we had a supper of fruit. I’m getting ready to head to bed now. The power’s back on at the moment, so we have a fan. But it’s been on and off all evening. And they’re using the generator, because the town electricity has been out nearly the entire time we’ve been here…
Anyway, more updates to come! J