Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Big Day!

Tomorrow is the day that we move across the world!! We have prepared for this for SO long, and many of you have been helping us in SO many ways along the way, so we know you've been waiting for this day, too!!
Wow, I'm kind of speechless as I try to gather the words I need to describe how I'm feeling right now. There are SO many emotions going through my brain and heart, and yet is still seems surreal.
We have had a crazy day of getting last minute details figured out and saying many hard goodbyes. I will miss my family and friends so much!! There are so many exciting things about moving and being right in the middle of God's will for us right now, but it seems the sadness and fatigue of the day are setting in now.
But, before I close my last post from this side of the world for awhile, there are some prayer requests we have. We would be so grateful if you would pray for us tomorrow.
-Pray for grace at the baggage check-in. Some of our bags are a tad overweight, and we are hoping they will overlook this for us.
-Pray for content and sleeping children as we fly.
-Pray for our hearts to be joyful and excited about what the Lord is doing in our lives and in the world.
-Pray for our families and close friends as they will be missing us (mostly our children, I think!)
-Pray for us to lean on the Lord and seek Him as we enter into a new culture.
Thank you all so much for support, prayers, encouragement, gifts and your presence to us during this crazy last week. We love you all and will miss you!
We praise the Lord for His power and we want His name to be known in ALL the earth!!


Cora said...

Praise God for His faithfulness in getting the visas here!! Excited for your trip and praying for blessings blessings blessings and lots of patience as you transition to the missionary life.

Rob and Karina Barber said...

This is so exciting, and I felt surreal "for" you when I heard you had plane tickets! I am teary reading your post as you describe your last moments in north america, I know God is preparing us to say those good-byes, but I don't yet feel He has fully prepared us. Are you ever prepared?? We are praying for you and so excited to see how God has brought you to this point since we met last year. :) At our candidacy class we were told that many families board the plane and ask each other, "How did we get here!?" It can only be credited to God. Praise Him!

A Glimpse into the lives of a family on a journey to serve God through aviation in Indonesia!