There are also a few local Albanians in our neighborhood that we have befriended these past few days: Ganie (a government security guard), Chi Chi (a butcher), Goni (a local landlord), and Llana and Nicku (our landlords). Not sure if they are believers or not, but please be praying for them too.
Today was our kids first day back to school after a 6-week reprieve. They now go to a local private Christian school, grades K-8 taught in English. Both older kids came back from school elated and have already met many new friends. Coleman has plugged right in and met two boys with very similar interests as he (computers, electronics, and reading). Speaking of school, Marcella began her first language lesson today. Her private tutor is Yona and is also a Christian. Tomorrow, Greg (Albanian: Gregor) will meet his language helper and have his first language lesson. Please pray that we both pick up the Albanian language quickly, but efficiently.
Most of the day today was spent touring the city of Tirana. We were shown around by a fellow team member named Jen. She showed us some local shops, took us around to get documents copied, notarized, and taught us the ropes of utilizing the public transit system.
We are still jet lagged and trying to get used to this vast time difference. Please pray we get some rest and accustomed to this time change.