Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I'm not quite sure what that phrase even means, sometimes!  In the 16+ years we have been married, we have moved 17 times.  And we stayed in one house in Kinsman for 4.5 years!  I guess not owning a home means that rent prices go up and all that good stuff.  When we were in Malawi we moved three times before being able to settle in the mission housing of some Southern Baptist friends, because the Malawian landlords thought they could get a good price from the Americans!  But that's neither here nor there....

Welcome to our new place!
 The Grace Episcopal Church of Waterford, NY has graciously let us live in their empty rectory free of charge while we are raising support to go to South Sudan!  And I have to say - it's good to be back in the Troy, NY area!  It takes only 10 minutes to get to Compelled, and we are actually able to do school at home, eat all our meals, and still go to church Wednesday night instead of packing up and spending the day there!  And we can hang out with some of the friends that we have not been able to spend much time with, while still being close enough to our Schenectady friends that we can get together.  It's all good.

It has also freed us up to be able to do some all-out support raising! We talked with Michael and Karen Masso today (our team leaders in SS) and it was good.  We are all ready to have us there, and feeling a bit impatient with God's timing of things, but it was nice to talk with them and get their perspective on things.  They will be leaving at the end of the summer 2013 for a few month for home assignment, so we are now really praying that we can get there at the beginning of the year to have a few months with them there before they leave! Would you pray that with us?

The call made the kids antsy to go as well, as they heard the voices of Gaby and Liana, and started imagining what it would be like there to do school and hang out with them!  Even John said, "Every time we talk to them I get excited again!"

Thanks for your prayers, support, and encouragement!  Please pray that we would be patient with God's timing!  

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