We made it! We are done afar two long weeks and had a great time!
The whole time we were not allowed to use the internet, phone or email.
The two weeks started with us making a supply run for the other group to get their groceries for two weeks. They did a supply run for us. We made our supply run extra hard to simulate field conditions 🙂
As soon as the clock hit 8pm the lights went off! After that only candles or an oil lamp was allowed. You don’t believe how dark it was! We were already so tired at 9pm most of the time that we went to bed early. We definitively got more sleep!
We had several scenarios going on during those two weeks. One scenario was “rainy season”. For almost three days we were completely out of electricity. We had no lights at all and no power to charge our computer or phone. These days were quite long and kinda depressing, especially if it was not sunny outside. God used that time to remind us of who our joy is, and that our joy does not depend on the situation. We really enjoyed the long evenings because it gave us more time together as a couple.
After that we went right into the “dry season”. Our water tanks were empty so we had to haul water from a nearby wash house.
We had several classes during the two weeks. We learned how to make tortillas, how to pressure cook and can and how to make your own bread.
This whole time was a good training for us. Thank you so much for your prayers!