Just a quick update:
Tomorrow morning we have our crate estimate before our last 30 days of Mozambique packing. We’re still collecting items and preparing for crate day so the countdown is definitely on! And while crating is stressful, I’m thankful for the combined OCD tendencies with my packing professional mom. We WILL overcome you, Mr. Customs requirements. 😉
Plus, packing suitcases has begun! (Cat is not included.) Time to play an intense game of Tetris as we aim to cram everything into 12 or so suitcases that fit within the weight limitations. And as if that’s not pressure enough, there’s the looming challenge of preparing for the next up to 18 months of language school in which we will be living out of these suitcases and some mystery furniture that we will discover once we get on Moz soil. No worries, we’re not nervous about living accommodations, just rising to the challenge of clothing and entertaining our crew until we see our crated items again sometime in 2018.
Homeschool is all packed away and we are beginning our six weeks of summer school before vacationing and then orientation. It’s so crazy to completely pack up everything, knowing we won’t see it for more than a year!
The countdown chain, which once spanned the entire kitchen wall, is dwindling down to a mere 62 days (9 WEEKS, PEOPLE!) before we leave for orientation and 5 short weeks before we say goodbye to our church family.
We have been blessed to present up to date at two churches and one association all meeting about God calling our family to Mozambique and we are thankful for the desired partnership from some other dear brothers and sisters in Christ in the area. We look forward to getting to share with a handful of more churches before orientation.
So we’re off to the races into the busy season filled with goodbyes and many wonderful joys.
If I don’t update too much in the next 62 days it’s because we are:
- Crating for Moz
- Packing our suitcases
- Doing VBS
- Going on a church missions trip as a family to Missouri
- Going to Disney World
- Going to visit my sis and Nayt in Minnesota
- Attending three weddings (Matt’s cousin, friends, and Matt’s youngest sister, Sarah)
- And making some last memories for a while with dear friends and family
Yep, it’s jam packed but we are crazy thankful and blessed.
God is Good.
All the time.
And ALL the time
God IS Good!