This first week has been exciting but overwhelming at times. We are learning our way around the city and familiarizing ourselves with our neighborhood including the local apoteka (pharmacy) and pekara (bakery). Our apartment is in a great location...one block from the Danube River and walking distance to Dunavska Park and the City Center which are beautiful, especially at night.
|Mike getting dinar from ATM|
It is all so different. I've been taken out of my comfort zone more this past week than I could have ever imagined. For the first time in my life, I'm a minority with minimal knowledge of the culture and the language in which I live...quite a humbling experience. However, many of the fears that I experienced the first days after arriving have been replaced with a growing love for the city. Mike and I have experienced nothing but kindness and hospitality from the people that we've met. A simple phrase like "Izvinite, ne resumem. Ja ucim srpski", (I'm sorry, I don't understand. I'm learning serbian) goes a long way.
God has been faithful in meeting every need we've had and He's provided abundantly more than all we've asked or imagined.