October 27, 2011

Packing and Farwells

We have our tickets flying out of Atlanta on November 8th and arriving in Harare on the 10th.  We are traveling via London and Johannesburg, South Africa, which will take a good full 2 days of travel.  In these last weeks in Greenwood, we've been trying to sell our cars, sort what goes with us and what we store, and fitting in a few fun activities with the boys so their world doesn't feel completely turned upsidedown! 

Little Christopher turned 4, so we had some buddies come over to help celebrate:

We carved our pumpkin and toasted and ate our seeds:

Please keep us in your prayers as we have a long time of travel and then a quick time to adjust and begin making our home.  Pray that we will be flexible and patient with one another as we all go through this transition time in various manners.  Next post we'll be in Zimbabwe!

October 9, 2011

His Timing

Welcome to our blog about the adventures God has in store for us over the next couple of years.  Our family is headed to Karanda Mission Hospital, in northern Zimbabwe.  We have been "headed" to Zimbabwe for several months now, but one thing or another has prevented our departure.  Selling our house was a large hurdle about which many people have joined us in prayer.  We have tried to seek God's best and finally felt He was leading us to lease our home.  Now after several months of showings, and much prayer, we finally have a renter!  We trust that there are reasons why God is having us leave now and not when we had first intended.  His timing is always perfect.  Now we are in the throws of packing, storing, and preparing ourselves to leave the second week of November.  If you are one of our prayer supporters, this is the time we need to be bathed in prayer as we go through the next several months of transitions and trials.  We have our work cut out for us as we land, try to quickly learn about the culture and language (Shona), and create a new home for our family.  So in the words of Little Christopher (our 4 year old), "we are off to Zimbobsway!"

The boys on one of our 10 pieces of luggage