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A Peek at Our New Home

Feel free to click on the thumbnail images above and it should open up a page with the caption on it.

We finally learned our site placements last week and were whisked off to “site orientation” with our supervisors for the past four days. Jedd and I will be living in a rural area outside of Savanna-la-Mar, on the southwest coast in Westmoreland parish. I’ll be working at a rural school doing literacy pull-out sessions with students who have fallen behind (among other things). And Jedd will be working in a brand new community resource center in Savanna-la-Mar (a.k.a. Sav) starting up their internet cafe, computer training, and youth programs (among other things). We feel so blessed to be living in the basement apartment of a beautiful rural home with two amazing host parents. I’ve included a few pictures for now but wanted to save the rest until we’ve really made the place our own.

Our internet situation at site is up in the air. We are currently in Kingston for one last week of training and then Swearing In on May 18, and we do have internet access here. After that, we are not sure when we’ll be able to get consistent internet at work or at home.

11 thoughts on “A Peek at Our New Home”

  1. Looks like a beautiful and comfortable place for the next two years. Glad to know where you’ll be! Sarah is right behind you, finishing up her training in Indonesia and finding her permanent placement sometime next week–Sharon Baggs (Sarah’s mom)

  2. Looks like you have a good spot and it is by the sea which is great. You may need the internet but all we need is for you guys to have a good offline editor and periodic access. Love the first person updates.

    1. I think Internet is a must, even if that means I need to train a pidgin to take a message from me to you and have you upload updates for us. With that kind of system, downloading YouTube videos could be a problem. 🙂

  3. Wow! Looks as if you’ve been given a great site! That community center is very impressive, and your house and yard look good, too. Is your kitchen only accessible via the door from the patio? Do you get a sea breeze? And how plentiful are the mosquitos? Thanks for keeping us informed, and reminding us so vividly of our Jamaican PC experience. Best of luck to you both!

    1. Hi Bob and Adrienne. We are pretty much across the island from where you were! Our kitchen has an outside door but it also connects directly to the rest of the apartment indoors. There is a bit of a breeze and I’d say we have an average number of mosquitos- the sand flies at night are what’s going to be killer!

  4. Hey! Congrats on the new place! I was wondering – What kind of camera do you have? It takes awesome pics & vid! I’m shopping around for one for my upcoming mission trip…let me know which kind you have.

    1. Hi Kelly, thanks for the comment. We use a couple of cameras to capture everything. Most of the pictures and some of the videos you see are taken from a Canon S90. Underwater camera and action photos and videos are from a GoPro Hero 2. Hope this helps and let me know if you have any further questions.

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