This and That

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Whew. What a summer it’s been.

I feel like I need a week to just catch my breath—but there isn’t even time for that. :) I wish I had tons of pictures to post but sadly, the charger for my camera went missing and has yet to be found. I even took some new videos with the intention of sharing them here on the website BUT the charger broke for the video camera! Apparently, pictures and videos will have to wait a bit until we can budget to fix the aforementioned devices. :)

Anyway, we left home towards the end of June and returned home on August 15th (with a quick 2-day stop at home in between). We were in two family camps, one VBS, two missions conferences and a total of 12 church meetings during that time.

Deputation (and seven weeks on the road) has taught us SO much already.

Like how much we love meeting new friends—and how hard it can be to say good-bye.

Like how thankful we are for our travel trailer, which is enabling us to keep some kind of “normal” during this crazy-schedule-so-busy-you-can’t-remember-where-you-are life.

Like how humbling it is when a church votes to partner with your ministry and you just know that God’s hand is all over this.

Like how proud we are of our kiddos for adjusting so well to this major life change (especially our adopted girls, who struggle with change due to so much early life trauma).

I’ll share in a separate post how God is providing for our needs. We don’t ever want to forget the ways He has proven Himself to us by taking care of us, nor take for granted the people He is using to do so.

Our schedule is nearly full for the next few months so we are making plans to move into the trailer full-time at the end of August. The next two weeks will be spent sorting, packing, and selling everything we own. An enormous job that has me quite overwhelmed at the moment. :)

Oh, and I’ll be back soon to share about another crazy day we experienced recently. You know the kind—where you’re not sure whether to laugh or cry and where you’re SURE that someday this will make a funny story to tell but right this very minute it is utter misery. Yeah, that kind of crazy. :)

Blessings to each of you as you share in our journey! God is SO good, isn’t He?



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