We arrived in Lae and were helped immensely by other missionaries. There are five Germans and two Australians working in Lae with the Lutheran Church. They drove us around to purchase what we needed to set up house, buy household goods and groceries, open a bank account, etc. We are provided housing on Ampo, the complex of ELC-PNG, the national Lutheran Church headquarters, and have a very nice post-house. We have a lovely backyard with papaya and banana trees and tropical flowers. We also inherited a cat, Tiger, a yellow tabby survivor from earlier missionary occupants. Sam is a workman who also came with the house. He watches over the property and tends the yard and garden. It is hot and humid in Lae (over 200 inches of rain/year) and housekeeping can be a challenge.