Above is a view of Portland we got from a high point in the city. It’s a cloudy day so you can’t see the giant mountains behind, but still, you can tell it’s a good size city. Our first assignment here is to study the culture of Portland and see what we can find out about it by using some of the tools they have started to teach us. We’ve had a couple of opportunities to look around the city, and for the first time we got to see a giant sequoia! (below – you can tell it was cold!)
We are specifically going to be studying the Chinese culture here in Portland, so we went to a Chinese church this morning with Carlaws (missionaries to Ireland who we’ll be working with). It was a great experience and the folks were super friendly and thankfully the service was bi-lingual so we could understand what was going on! We’ll be going to that church for the remainder of our time here, so pray that we can be a blessing to them!

Thank you for your prayers! Daniel has transitioned into the new situation and time zone better than we ever expected, plus we’ve seen God work out tons of little details and throw in neat little extras like having us sit right behind fellow CrossWorld missionaries on a packed flight from Dallas to Portland! Our God is truly a wonder!