Monday, April 20, 2009

More Training

Well, for those of you who didn't know it, we finally made the trip to Nampa and MAF headquarters. And we got our stolen car back too! I'll try and keep this short because I'm not feeling all that great and I want to go to bed, but I'll share a few pictures with you to show you what we've been up to here for the past 4 days.

Here I am with my brand new flight helmet. All MAF pilots are required to wear this helmet when they are flying a Cessna 206 (6 passenger). It's surprisingly comfortable and it will be a great tool for using overseas!

And here we are in class, learning about adapting to the cultures we will soon find ourselves in! Every couple in this room will interact and serve with a different culture. We will literally soon find ourselves all over the world!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Day At The Zoo

Friday was Joy's birthday, and we celebrated by going to the San Diego Zoo. I took a lot of pictures, and I'd like to share some with you.

The zoo had a section called the Ituri Forest, which just happens to be very close to where we will be living in Congo. Needless to say, we spent a lot of time there, looking at the animals and reading the signs. This is a monkey.
This is an interesting duck...not really a zoo specimen, but pretty colors nonetheless.

Here's a bouquet of pretty flowers that are found in the Congo's Ituri Forest. I like flowers--Joy does too!
Here's a male Mountain Gorilla. Pretty interesting. These guys are found in the Congo rainforest.

This peacock started showing off all his feathers, but only after a bunch of people pulled out their joking!
And a rhino taking a snooze in the afternoon sun.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to...Baby

Today marks 15 weeks for baby Konop. Seems like Joy is graduating from morning sickness and intense nausea to heartburn and sleepiness! It's fun to finally see her belly grow a little--it makes everything a little more real for us!

Also wanted to let you know that you have some things to praise God with us! This week alone, we've received so many gifts it's hard to keep track of them all. Our monthly support is at 75.5% and our outgoing has grown to an unbelievable 71% That's 13% in the past week, Wow!! Just wanted to share this with you; what a reminder of how God provides for us!