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Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Week Away






Our first week in Quebec City has been an adjustment. It seems as though we had to travel across Canada to experience summer. Folks we said good-bye to in the Lower Mainland in BC are still waiting for summer to arrive. Not in Quebec City however! Since arriving, the temperatures have been 20+ with the humidity making it feel anywhere from 30 to 35 degrees. Being sticky, and feeling as though we're breathing within a sauna is becoming more normal. Trying to keep clothes on the kids is our new challenge :)

Our formal language studies don't begin until August 1st, so until then we are familiarizing ourselves with the city and taking advantage of this spare time to set up our apartment.

Thank you for all who prayed for us during our travels. We arrived safe and sound, despite our flight to Toronto being cancelled. It was a mad dash in Abbotsford, which made for a swift good-bye to Rob's mom. But the children did so well on the flight across Canada, and two parents managed 4 kids under 5 years just fine.

3 comments:

Cheryl July 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

I have enjoyed following your blog the last year or so. I found your blog when I was searching for a whole wheat bread recipe that uses vinegar.

We are in the states, not far from the MAF USA headquarters. I have been praying for your family as you have been going through deputation and now language school.

We had a couple in our church who just left Quebec from their year of language school. They are going to DRC. I know that MAF just finished an airstrip where they will be going.

Have a great week as you settle in some more before starting language school.

~Cheryl
http://holcombhappenings.wordpress.com/

Rob and Karina Barber July 25, 2011 at 3:59 AM  

Thank you Cheryl, your note was very encouraging to me. :) I wonder if we know this couple?

Cheryl July 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

This couple is serving with Independent Faith Missions, Sparky and Myndii Clancy. They came back to the states in May and will leave in September to go to DRC.

Have a great day with your family.

~Cheryl