On a few rare occasions, Penny and I actually use our kitchen table for eating. But, most of the time it looks like this. We have not yet moved in to our office at the church, so we do most of our emails and writing and Skype phone calls from our laptops, right here on our kitchen table. From this operational headquarters, we are setting up new accounts, corresponding with people here in New Zealand and overseas, making plans, writing sermons, doing conference calls, etc.
So far, we have set up a bank account, tax identity, library account, got a Fly Buys account (a shopping promotional thing), bought two phones (one of which is not yet activated, and made a doctor visit). We have had some meetings in person with actual people in ministry here, but it is amazing how much can actually be done online now.
But that does not mean we are staying home. We go on long walks just like we did back in Virginia, and we visit people from our church. Although the setup process is going somewhat slowly, and is much more complicated than we expected, we are still having lots of fun, and are excited about the chance to serve the LORD here. Thanks again for sending us, and for supporting us with your prayers. They are felt.
Jeff and Penny Vann
Auckland, New Zealand