Alabama…we made it! Well, what a whirlwind of activity our last few weeks have been. We finished Pageant. We packed up our stuff and cleaned up the house we had been house-sitting since June. We had Christmas at Rob’s Mom and Dad’s. We neatly (yeah right) put most of our stuff into storage while we are away in Alabama. Now we are getting settled into an efficiency apartment that has been provided to us, and we are exceedingly thankful. Here are some pictures of the apartment. We have decided to affectionately call it “The Fish” instead of home or the apartment. (Get it? The Fish, as in e-fish-ency apartment.) We like to keep things fun…you know…for the kids.
We will be here in Alabama for about 5 weeks and we are so excited about spending this time with our family, friends, churches, supporters, and anyone else who would like to be a part of this team to reach Tanzania. 5 Weeks may seem like a long time, but this time is going to fly by.
In terms of our plans for leaving, we are on-schedule to depart on the 2nd of March. I guess we should start some sort of countdown…maybe Facebook is the venue for that. We still need our visas, so pray for that process please.
In terms of financial support, we currently get 70% of what we need each month. We are confident that God will provide us 100% of what we need each month. We are praying that we will be at 100% of the recommended support before we leave for Tanzania. If you want to be a part of the team, please contact us. Please pray for more financial partners. Please pray for our spiritual growth these weeks as we learn to deal with so many changes. Please pray for our kids to enjoy this time in Alabama and begin to understand/accept all the changes we must go through. Oh, and please pray that we will have a place to stay in Fort Lauderdale between 8 Feb and 2 March.
While we are in Fort Lauderdale in Feb, we are planning a yard sale so start saving your pennies now and plan on coming out to take advantage of some great ‘going away’ deals.