Friends and family have asked me “what do you miss from home” and one thing is safe tap water for drinking. Water has not been a problem, as I have consistent access to clean water, but it is different from home.
Many experiences while living and serving here in Fianarantsoa are new and different. As such, I have found that a “new normal” develops!
For example, I need to filter or boil my drinking water. It is not a hardship, but at the outset of life here it took more conscious and intentional effort than it does now.
Here’s my water filter:
As the water stops running in Fianarantsoa every now and then, it is important to keep my bucket topped up and have extra filtered water on hand in bottles. Thankfully my friends here have helped me to know about these important details for living here so that I am prepared!
It is such a blessing to be surrounded by and cared for my so many wonderful people and families!