Friday, September 27, 2013


As I type this, I'm sitting in my garage on the last day of our rummage sale. I'm overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed at God's goodness.
His provision.
Overwhelmed at the love of friends who stop by to help, bring dinner and snacks.
Overwhelmed with the amount of STUFF we have.
Overwhelmed with what is still left to accomplish in the next week and a half.
Overwhelmed at the peace that we still feel.

Yesterday was Jaron's last day of preschool and today is Morgan's last day of 2nd grade here in Indiana.  This is becoming a reality. Our house is empty, our hearts are full. This is such a bitter sweet time.

It's hard to put into words all that is going through our heads right now, but we do appreciate your prayers as we transition. Even though we have peace knowing that we are making the right decision for our family, God doesn't promise that right decisions won't be difficult.  Along with the excitement comes difficulty and along with the joy comes tears.

If you are interested in joining our Google Group to receive alerts about updates while we're in Haiti, please leave your email in the comments so that I can send you and invitation to the group. This is how we'll be able to keep everyone up to date!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

One Month and Counting...

It's crazy to think about the peace I am feeling with only one month left!  Things are starting to fall in place as we're wrapping things up here and planning more and more in Haiti. God has definitely been proving Philippians 4:7 to both Craig and myself.

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus."

In July, we found out that we would not be living the same place that we lived last summer. We were thrown for a little surprise, but we did not once question if we were still supposed to be moving. God has made it very clear to us that we would be moving - we just didn't know the exact timing of that move.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have secured housing in Haiti! Thank you to all of you who have been praying! We are so thankful that God opened doors for us and is actually providing more space at less cost than our original housing situation! The only thing is that we will need to fully furnish (furniture & appliances) the entire house. However, our God is a God of abundance and we are excited to see how He is going to show His provision!

Craig is busy at work training his replacement and trying to wrap up lose ends. We are selling furniture and other odds and ends and our house is beginning to look a little sparse :)  We had secured a family to rent our current home, but they found a house to buy and are no longer needing our house. So, we're praying that we find a family quickly to rent our house so that we eliminate that monthly expense. We are also praying that we are able to sell our rental house so that we will not have that as a liability while we're gone.

Thank you for continued prayers. Our main prayer request is still regarding our housing. Finding someone for our houses here and also finding the finances to furnish our Haiti home. :)

We would LOVE to have you visit our new home!!
The gate to our home (and our friend and translator, Mr. Bee)

Front porch and door

Car port (for our moto & quad) and side yard