To be honest, I am not really even sure what this post is about other than to just vomit (maybe “process” is a better word) feelings and to provide some sort of update on things. Maybe there is therapy in writing or talking out emotions or feelings. Or maybe that is just what wives tell their husbands to get them to confess to something, but possibly this is my attempt at it.
So in six days we leave, in eight days we arrive. We have secured a place to live and have gotten the girls into a school. And when I say “we” in the above sentence I actually mean “not us”. “We” didn’t somehow secure a great house while on the other side of the world in the peak tourist time when inventory is crazy low. “We” didn’t somehow get our kids into school when there were no open slots at any school in the entire valley. God’s blessings continue to be abundant and we give him all praise and glory for it.
The official calendar has the Elder’s arriving on the 4th, the girls start school on the 16th, Brooke celebrates her first summer birthday that same day (I won’t tell you how many winter birthdays she has already had) and we begin our work with Living Hope around the end of the month. A lot to do and a lot to be excited about!
We thank you all for your continued prayers and support. We will try and get another post out soon before we leave and of course can’t wait to share experiences and pictures once we land and start this new journey in South Africa. We are blessed to be a small part of His plan and the work He is doing there and can’t wait to see how we are used.