Tuesday, July 15, 2008

So life has been slowly but surely moving along. We are now with our host training families, enjoying learning all that Swaziland has to offer. Language has proven to be an obstacle to overcome but with hard work and dedication will no doubt make it's way into our brains. Our family is amazing. Hilary has learned to wash the clothes and cook all the traditional swazi meals. Jay has integrated quite well into Swazi male life, especially in partaking in Swazi cuisine, cow head. Only males are allowed to enjoy this delicacy (Hilary was not dissappointed at this fact). We have loved recieving all your letters and emails. They are extremely encouraging. After training we will have more time to elaborate on life so please bear with us for the next 5 weeks. If you would like to send mail, send it to the following...
Hilary Jackson, PCV
P.O. Box 2797
Mbabane H100
Swaziland, AFRICA
you could also put Jay Jackson...

We love you all and miss you! Keep us in your prayers as you are in ours!
Hilary and Jay

7 comments:

kimberly said...

So good to hear from you guys. Sierra responded "cow head....uncle jay is crazy!!!" Ryder responded "does he get to eat the eyes?". Ryder would be right there with ya! All is great here and we miss you both. Love you lots!

Alex and Kelly said...

How many forever stamps does it take to send a letter to Africa? (off to google it...)

Love to you both!!

pamela steakley said...

So so good to hear from you...the Steakley clan has been anxiously scanning the blogspot and email daily, so it is good to see a new post. When you can, let us know what is safe to send in the mail (safe in that we can be reasonably assured that you will receive it!)Love to both of you! Keep the faith and rely on one another! Much Love Pam

The Hammonds Family said...

yay! good to hear from you. Love ya lots. Kelly my letter was $1.40 but mom paid $1.69. It may be best to stop by a post office to check.

Andrew said...

Love you guys! You're doing great work. Thanks for keeping everyone updated.

Alex and Kelly said...

'doh! I only put on 3 stamps. Well, may be getting that one back...

janis said...

Loving your blogs. I am trying to visualize the chickens, family life, sights, sounds, and smells! Are things as you expected, or are there some real ah-haaa's? Good luck Hilary in making that avacado do some magic! Are you missing Mexican food yet?