Saturday, November 20, 2010
Posted by Kriss Gates
We have a new home. We have a 14 month lease and will probably be here for the rest of our mission. Our other home was OK, but it was expensive. We decided to look for something else. We spent several afternoons looking at homes. We looked at at least 20 homes before we found this and feel that it it one of our special blessings.
We have a big wall and locked gates, which gives good security.
We also have bars on the doors and the windows, but as you can see from the picture at the top, it still looks nice. We have a big room off the kitchen with dining area at one end, and then room for our sofa & Chairs... and still have room for a Ping Pong Table, if we had one. Even the bathrooms are nice!
We have 3 bedrooms, and supposedly they are finishing off another bedroom behind the garage. Besides our nice big Master bedroom, we have one that we use for our office and one for our guest room for when President Headlee or other church guests come to town. We will use the bedroom behind the garage for Elders, as needed. (Sick, etc). Our kitchen is lovely, and one of the nicest in the Congo.
The home is brand new, and they are still working on finishing it up. We are a little ways out of town, but only 6 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from church, if no traffic. We are very happy with our home, and hope to make many special memories here.