Singapore Botanic Gardens

Here at OMF Intl HQ in Singapore, we are right across the street from the beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is a huge park and gardens that is lush, green, full of beautiful flowers, and wonderful for going for a walk with baby. Although lectures and other business take a lot of our time, we've managed to go a few times and take oodles of photos. Here are a few.

Orientation Course

We've been in Singapore for about two weeks now and are well into our Orientation Course (OC) at OMF's International Headquarters. We are here together with other new OMF missionaries (and their children) from a variety of countries - USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, Philipines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, etc. There are about 40 adults and 16 kids. Fortunately, there are some kind grandmas from UK and Australia are helping with childcare so that Sun and I can attend the lectures and not have to watch Joshua all the time.

 

The content of the lectures have covered medical issues (insurance, malaria, dengue fever, where to get medical advice and care on the field), finances (how OMF financial system works), the vision and mission of OMF International, times of Bible study, prayer, and worship, and meetings with the International Directors and Intl Medical Advisor. Joshua was able to get his six month shots right here at OMF HQ so we didn't have to go look for some place around town or wait.

 

Joshua and Connor

Here are a few pics of Joshua visiting with his friend baby Connor at Grace PCA's Reformation Day Picnic shortly before we left the States. Connor is the son of our friends Matt & Kathy.



The Ferber Method

Joshua is sleeping quite well in his new tropical environment. We were so busy in the weeks before we left the States that it was difficult to get him into a regular sleep routine but now that we have a more regular schedule (and more free time), we have found much success with the Ferber method. The first night, he screamed for more than an hour but since then he will go down to sleep in about 10-20 minutes, or sometimes 30 minutes. This is awesome because rocking him to sleep for an hour multiple times a day gets old really quickly. We praise God that he is sleeping well. Other than a bit of heat rash, Joshua is adjusting quite well. Thank God for a happy baby.

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