We arrived safely and sleepy at the Lusaka International Airport this morning at 6:15 am. It was a long trip, but the kids did well considering the conditions. No one got sick and we are very thankful that not only we, but all 18 of our bags, arrived safely. We were met by all the missionaries in our team to help with our bags and guide us through customs. We enjoyed a nice breakfast with the whole team at our new house. What a blessing it was to have our kids instantly loved on by their new friends. It was amazing, actually. I couldn't have forseen the importance of or planned a better welcome party. We had the afternoon by ourselves to freak out. Aughhh... It was just a weird moment of the enormity of everything setting in and feeling so wasted with jet lag to really be able to function at full capactity with the kids needs, your own needs and then the needs of new situation, etc. We went over to a missionaries house for the early evening, enjoyed a nice dinner in our house courtesy of another missionary, and the girls watched a video while we cozied up the girls new room and put them to sleep under the mosquito netting that we will sleep under every night. The house is really great but it also makes you appreciate the normal things we take for granted, like water pressure and a good supply of hot water. We have to use boiled and filtered water for drinking and brushing our teeth, and we have no dishwasher. Overall, it feels very surreal to be here, but we are encouraged. Thank you for your prayers!