Hello friends and family!
Time has FLOWN since we’ve arrived! We can’t believe we’ve been here over a month already. Last we had the opportunity to visit a tourist spot here in Egypt, Ain Sukhna (pronounced eye’n-soak-na), located at the north end of the Red Sea. Caleb’s school planned a trip for the teachers to all have a relaxing weekend together outside the hustle and bustle of the city. It was a wonderful get away and SO nice to finally hear, well, nothing! (As opposed to the honking and yelling we usually hear at all times of the day!)
The Red Sea was beautiful. We were trying, as we were there, to think of what it would have been like for Moses, fleeing from the Pharaoh, parting the waters and walking through. Crazy! The water itself was teeming with life. As we were swimming, there would be tropical fish at our feet, some others saw sting-rays, and we even saw three pods of dolphins go jumping by! We’ve been told the Red Sea has some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world, rivaling the Philippines and Australia, so we’re pretty excited to check that out at some point!
Life has begun filling up here in Egypt. Caleb joined a softball team with some other teachers, and has gone running once or twice a week with some friends. He’s hoping to get some other teachers to do some after-school soccer, and is even thinking about possibly joining a rugby team! But if you know Caleb, that’s the name of the game–LOTS of activities! 🙂 Every week Caleb’s classroom gets a little more normal as the kids are learning his expectations and getting a feel for how things are going to be. He’s really liking his coworkers and working at AIS so far!
As for me, I’ve been working the last month and a half at Cairo Covenant School, and will transition to AIS in October as a 2nd grade teacher! I’ve come to love the students and staff at CCS, so it will be a very bittersweet transition, but I’m excited to be at the same school as Caleb and get to work in the same building as him everyday.
Alright, well that’s enough update for now. 🙂 Thanks for reading these little pieces of our lives and keeping us in your prayers. Love you all!