Hello Mom and Dad Philbrick! Glad to know you are following along on the blog and that you figured out how to write a comment! We got your second comment that led us to the one you had posted earlier. What a small world, that you would know someone here in Tanzania!! Mom you remember everyone. Looking forward to more comments from you!
We really enjoy ALL our comments so much, and look whenever we can to see if there are any new ones.
David, thank you for the Bible verse, we really enjoyed that as well!
Zach, great to finally hear from you…we’ve been waiting. Wish you were here. You’ve been in our thoughts as we remember our trip to the Congo. You would love it here. Stinker! Shannin says Ahh Bup bup bup. Too funny.
We are trying to cover all of our legal bases to ensure that we are working in accordance with the local governmental regulation. Doing so will minimize any issues and holdups that might arise. If the local officials understand that we are here to assist the community it will also minimize any red tape, paperwork delays, and “grease” that may otherwise occur.
Duncan was very positive and felt that the necessary submittals could be completed in a few days and ready for signature possibly before we leave; yet another affirmation that we are following the right path!
Reassured, we headed back to the UAACC for dinner amazed at being able to watch each piece fall into place. Finding local resources that you can trust while operating abroad is absolutely critical and so far we’re covered. Juma continues to take good care of us and we’re impressed with his professionalism, business skills, and knowledge.
While we were meeting with Duncan, the rest of the gang were able to go back out into the village to socialize with our soon to be neighbors and hand out some more goodies.
P.S. We saw a Bush Baby last night, but we were not quite fast enough to catch it on film.