Arriving to the Solomon Islands
Originally posted at: http://samsusa.org/2017/08/16/arriving-to-the-solomon-islands/
SAMS Missionary Bridger Dean Baldwin shares the latest from his recent arrival to the Solomon Islands.
I’ve been in the Solomon Islands (locally: the Sols) for about a week now, it is good to be here. Thanks for all your prayers! I am beginning to settle in with Jonathan and Tess Hicks, and their five wonderful children.
Last Friday I was welcomed by staff, faculty and students to Trinity School for Theology and Ministry. The welcome ceremony was quite humbling, wow, some time I will have to write about it!
Jon, Tess and I have had some great conversations together. I am thankful for your prayers that we quickly bond as a team. It seems like once in a while I will be able to head into town to send out and check emails, etc. In the mean time, to inform your prayers please remember me in the following areas:
- That Jon, Tess and I continue to form a relationship of trust, mutual encouragement and good communication
- For opportunities for me to learn Pidgin and engage int he students at Airahu
- That I will wisely get into a healthy routine.
Thanks for all of your prayers, we are off to a great start here. I hope to be sending another update in another week or two. It turns out I can get online fairly regularly in Auki, a short bus ride from Airahu. The connection is not the greatest, but it will suffice. Hoping to take care of bills and essentials in my short time. Thanks!