Our language study house in Melut

It took us a few weeks but here is a tour of our lovely home in Melut. We are so grateful to GTC for the opportunity to study langauge here in Melut by renting us this home! (For those of you who cannot watch the video photos are down below). For those curious minds the bathroom is a pit latrine and the shower right now is a bucket of water on the back porch sorry they didn’t make the tour but you can use your imaginations…

Melut house tour from J Cross on Vimeo.

 

The “front door”

Front door

As you enter the front door you first see this our sink and dishwasher…

Our kitchen "sink" area and food cabinet (to the right).
Our kitchen “sink” area and food cabinet (to the right).

 

If you turn to your right you will see this, our stove, water purification system, fridge, pots and pans. Just out of view to the left of the water filter is the door to the kids room.

Our cooking area...can you believe it electricity!
Our cooking area…can you believe it electricity!

If you turn around and face the front door you will see this. The kids room to your right, the front door on the left and our attempt to keep our drinking water from getting too hot.

 

Our drinking water area (it helps keep the water from getting too hot) plates and cups are in the cabinet it is resting on.
Our drinking water area (it helps keep the water from getting too hot) plates and cups are in the cabinet it is resting on.

Still facing the front door to your left you will see the kids table, our kitchen towels and the entrance to J– and Abuk’s bedroom with our prayer “wall” taped to the door.

our front door and kids table.
our front door and kids table.

Here is a better look at the prayer door and entrance to the master bedroom.

Master bedroom door
Master bedroom door

Here is the master bed. It is two twins pushed together.

Our bed is two twins pushed together. The covers are just to keep dust off it is too warm to use.
Our bed is two twins pushed together. The covers are just to keep dust off it is too warm to use.

 

If you turn to exit you will see our school books to the right of the door leading back to the kitchen area

The big cloth thing on the left is our closet and the rid to the right is our home-school supplies. The door is our prayer wall (can you find your picture?)
The big cloth thing on the left is our closet and the rid to the right is our home-school supplies. The door is our prayer wall (can you find your picture?)

Keep walking straight through the kitchen and you get to the kids room.

The kids room. Daniels bed right ahead and the closet. The other three beds are to the right.
The kids room. Daniels bed right ahead and the closet. The other three beds are to the right.

Every bed but Daniel’s is lined up against one wall.

William taking a nap on his bed.
William taking a nap on his bed.

And the best part? Watching the sunset over the Nile and knowing we are where God wants us to be for this time.

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We seek to empower our children, our teammates and our Sudanese friends to love and know more of who God is through acts of loving service and biblical teaching.

9 thoughts on “Our language study house in Melut

  • 8 March, 2013 at 4:08 pm
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    What an amazing tour!! Thanks for sharing!! We are praying for you guys as you transition to this new part of your journey. May the Lord bless you as you follow in His footsteps. 🙂

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  • 10 March, 2013 at 4:17 pm
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    Loved the tour! You definitely have made your house a home, which I know is what you do wherever God plants you. So grateful for the technology that has allowed us all to have a glimpse into your part of the world. Love you guys.

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  • 10 March, 2013 at 4:23 pm
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    Loved the tour! A—, you can make a house a home no matter where God takes you. So grateful for the technology that allows us all to get a glimpse into your part of the world. Love you guys!

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  • 10 March, 2013 at 5:17 pm
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    Nice tour! I noticed one room you didn’t show us…., the “bath” room! How cool is it to have a view of the Nile River?! We miss you guys but love that you keep us connected through your blog, updates, and your great stories. Praying for your language acquisition!

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  • 10 March, 2013 at 10:07 pm
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    Hi A—!!
    I loved getting a virtual tour of your house 🙂 And the shout out to Andrew and I made me smile 🙂 🙂 Both of us have pictures of you guys in our dorm rooms as well! We love you and miss you lots! It was fun to see where you guys live! Praying for you all.

    Love,
    Katie

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  • 11 March, 2013 at 11:52 am
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    “Home is where you heart is”…and I can see your heart is here! Loved the tour, your curtains and kitchen. Thanks for sharing your life in Melut with all of us!

    Love You All, Juli

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  • 11 March, 2013 at 11:21 pm
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    Hey guys! Miss you bunches but so excited to see all God has you up to:) Thanks for the tour!!! It\\\’s so amazing to be able to \\\”see\\\” where you are in addition to hearing about it.

    Love you!
    Heidi (& Ben too:))

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  • 12 March, 2013 at 5:40 pm
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    Loved the tour of your home! Our small group meets tonight and we will be praying for you!. God Bless and keep you!!

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  • 12 March, 2013 at 8:49 pm
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    Thanks for posting this! My favorite comment you made was about keeping the homeschool bookshelf covered in attempts to keep Daniel out and that it wasn’t working so far. Love one year olds! So glad to see you have electricity. I’m sure that has made the transition a bit easier! 🙂

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