Well, it is done. Last Wednesday we were able to have our stuff safely loaded onto a semi truck, on its way to the ship that will take it to Papua New Guinea. Praise the Lord! As we watched our 16 totes and boxes be wrapped to a pallet and then fork lifted up the ramp to the truck it was a strange feeling to say the least. All of Jude’s stuff was in there (bed, stroller, baby seat, clothing etc), our most precious books, my pots and pans, framed pictures of family and friends, a little shoe box of Christmas decorations, and odds and ends that are dear to us. The sadness to watch it go was quickly overtaken by our excitement at where we will see it next: in the place that God has led us to GO, spreading further His message of grace and forgiveness to Papua New Guinea! Now we just wait to see what the bill is to get it all there! 🙂
Wave three of our paper work is underway and required us to spend some time at the police station today. Why you might ask? You guessed it- back ground checks! Apparently it is important that we are not criminals! Who knew? 🙂 Thankfully our checks come back sparkling clean and the official papers were printed to prove it. Phew! I think I could say that that was one of the easiest and most fun parts of all that we have to do for the paperwork. Nevertheless it is nice to have it done.
Please pray that our stuff will ship safely to Papua New Guinea and that we will make fast progress with the remaining steps of the wave three of paper work.