Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We feel loved!

This past month has been all about getting ready to leave for a year which has entailed packing up our lives and saying our “see ya laters” to so many people that we love. And let me tell you, we feel loved.

We have had going away parties like crazy from different crowds, we’ve had so many meaningful hugs and words of encouragement, and we’ve had tears – not only on our part but of those we are saying good bye too. My overall impression as time draws closer to departure is that we are so incredibly blessed by the many wonderful friendships in our lives. I know there are many people who feel lonely and who are seeking genuine relationship and I have been keenly aware of that particular blessing in our lives. We are so touched. Thank you for your love.

Speaking of blessing, here’s an update on our support raising. Did anyone out there think it realistic to raise 20000$ in 3 weeks? We didn’t think so either, but what do we know? If that weren’t enough to blow our socks off, people keep giving!! There are those who have still been giving financially, and then we keep getting gifts to help us out on top of that. We have been given a laptop computer, which we needed, some of our malaria medications by a Pharmacy in Fort St. John, some mosquito nets, cash to help cover some of our many expenses, a place to store all our stuff (thanks Mom!), as well as packing, cleaning and moving help. God is in the business of blessing us!

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