Everything is slow when you enter a new culture. There is no routine. There is no consistency. It's so complicated to do simple things like buying groceries. It took multiple trips to the local grocery store to find where items were located and to decide which brands to buy. We spent over 2 hours in the store, and that was just for a couple days of groceries!
Even though we have good friends here, this country is not our own…yet.
From what we've been told, we've had great favor in getting things sorted for living here. Here's a run down of our first two weeks in Ireland
- We arrived in Dublin on Saturday, March 17th at 8:40am.
- Within the first 24 hours we had a pay-as-you-go (or "top up") phone, thanks to our friendsDes & Judith.
- We traveled from Dublin to Limerick by train on Monday the 19th. (See what the train ride looks like in the video below)
- We immediately began searching for an apartment. (Tough stuff when you only need a two month lease.)
- On Wednesday morning, March 21st we called to confirm our lease agreement for our new apartment. (pictures here)
We will be living in Limerick until May 21st with the purpose of learning culture, observing ministry, and resting.
Please pray for the next few steps:
- Setting up a bank account.
- Getting our cell phones.
- Continued favor and wisdom while getting things set up.
- Patience and insight as we learn the culture.
Here's a video of our train ride from Dublin to Limerick.