I’m here! (with pictures)

It’s been just over a week and I think my brain just fully caught up with me. Things have been a little crazy in the last two weeks, but I wouldn’t change anything. God has been in the process and He continues to guide me. I may not always like the way things have progressed, but in the end His plan is good!

I thought I would update you all a little on what has been going from a week before I left until now.

  • Right before I left Ohio, my family and some friends helped me pack a container full of stuff that I wouldn’t see for a month or so.
  • Said my tearful goodbyes to my family at Detroit airport (I’m sure I looked rather strange crying while in the security line).
  • Hung out with friends in Maryland.
  • Prayer send-off and Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser where my friends came out in full-force!
  • My flight from DC to Basel, Switzerland had a long layover in London, but other than that was uneventful.

Since my arrival there has been a ridiculous amount of things that have happened (most of which I think I can remember, jet lag definitely kicked my butt!)

  • Courtney and Dana picked me up from the airport and have shown me around town, fed me and shown me some of the other places that I will be going to soon to set up the apartment that I have yet to find.
  • I’ve set up a bank account, gone car shopping, registered as living here, learned how to grocery shop, and a whole bunch of other things you wouldn’t even think would be necessary.
  • On May 13th I am going to start language school in Loerrach. Four hours a day for 24 weeks and that’s just the start! I’m looking forward to it even though I have heard that it is intense and difficult. I’m ready to start speaking German!

That’s all for today, but I plan on sharing more regularly about what’s going on here and other random thoughts that enter my brain. For now I want to leave you with a slideshow of Kandern, Germany, my new town!

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Posted on May 2, 2013, in mission and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Awesome pictures Jake.. Have fun,enjoy and learn a lot and know I’m thinking about your new adventure your embarking on..

  2. jensaunders1

    Hey Jake, your town is beautiful! I’m glad you’ve arrived safely. Look forward to hearing more about your journey.

  3. You are so brave to embark upon this adventure! I can’t even imagine…

  4. Thomas Carpenter

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! The pictures are exciting! I simply cannot wait for more reports of how the Lord is leading and guiding you in the Adventure He has brought into your life.

  5. Thanks for sharing the pics! Blessings on this new adventure! How awesome!

  6. Doner is the BEST!

  7. Glenda Hansen

    Just loved seeing your pictures. Wht a cool town. So glad we can keep up this way…If you ever get to travel, my niece is in Brussell Belgium..Her husband is an American rep. to NATO there. I know they would love to meet you and show you around. They will be there 3yrs….So when you have time…I can get u connected. Praying for you.Glenda

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