It is done. The tickets are bought…We will be moving to Papua New Guinea on 8.9.10! PHEW! It is shocking how complicated buying tickets to get you to the other side of the world can be! Add the fact that we are trying to pinch pennies & traveling with a one year old and it gets even more complicated! 😀 On Saturday morning we were able to spend several hours on Skype with Aimee to do our ticket buying. Though it took a long time, everything went well. After three power outages (not sure why) and one call to the bank, the tickets were ours!
After our flight from Detroit and then a very long flight from LA, we’ll be staying a few nights in Australia to help us recover from jet lag and to break up the over twenty four hours total of travel. After a few days there, we will arrive at our new home in Papua New Guinea. Home? That sounds weird…
So these days we are figuring out the details of our travel plans and all the chaos with luggage, packing and making lists and lists of all the last minute errands we need to run. We are also trying to spend a good bit of our last days here spending time with just some of the people we love and those we are going to miss so much. There are so many more we would love to spend time with, but our days here are becoming fewer and fewer!
We’re also tying up other loose ends. For instance, today was Tom’s last day serving on one of our home church’s ministry teams. After the meeting, the rest of the team prayed for our whole family which was incredibly encouraging. Then tonight I went to my Bible study and couldn’t help but realize that next week will be the last time I will be able to attend! 🙁 At the end of our study, our family was once again lifted up in prayer. We feel very loved and very grateful to have all of the prayers and encouragement we have received lately!
Twelve days and we’ll be out-a here! WOW. Lord, help me not to panic!