We’re so far behind that you can probably just expect to see random posts from the past for awhile, along with current antics.
Anyway, now that it’s Thanksgiving, perhaps you’d like some Halloween pictures. We had a very fun Halloween.
And Miss Jessica was here on Friday & Saturday.
We are thrilled, humbled, thankful, and still a little shocked to announce that we have reached 100% of our needed monthly support for Prague!
As you heard in our last update, we reached 92% last month and began praying that the remainder would come in by Thanksgiving, so that we could buy our plane tickets in early December and have most of that month to plan our move. God began to answer those prayers quickly: new individuals came on, current supporters increased their pledges, and we began to hear from the churches we met with in October. Suddenly, at the end of last week the spreadsheet had good news! (And the spreadsheet doesn’t lie.) It was a moment and a day we’ll never forget.
We’re gearing up for a departure in late January. Our stuff will hit the high seas in the middle of the month, then we’ll head out later to try and arrive in Prague just in time to find a flat at about the same time the stuff arrives.
Many of you have walked this trail with us through prayers, giving and loving us through this seemingly endless transition. Many of you know that there were times we doubted whether it would really happen. Many of you have seen some of the good fruit the unexpected delays have brought about. Our God does all things well. Thank you for sharing this journey with us, and for continuing to pray for us.
“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!” (Psalm 126)
Sam’s getting excited about our move to Prague.
Here’s what he knows so far:
“I go to duh train potty” [We’ll start potty training after we get over there.]
“I see different Owen” [Owen Syvertsen, as opposed to our playgroup friend Owen, will be a new friend.]
“I go high high up in de air” [we’ll take a plane to get there.]
More revelations to come, I’m sure.
Since Foard is normally asleep or peripheral in most of our pictures, here’s a post devoted exclusively to the bambino. He’s starting to have some fun awake times. (And just for kicks, here’s a similar post from #1.)