Before we share the events of this past weekend… you will notice that we now have a count down to departure on the right side of this blog page. It is hard to believe that we are nearing the one month mark. Soon the count down will be measuring days instead of months. Yesterday was the one month to go mark for our departure from Westby. We will flying out of Charleston, SC on January 16th.
Our earthly possessions continue to dwindle and packing is coming together nicely. The big job left to do (besides the actual move) is the inventory lists. This is the part that is going to take a lot of time. Thankfully God has given me an organizational mind. Please pray for me that I exercise wisdom and discernment. It is imperative that our paper work is correct and in order so as not to cause any red flags for US or Bahamas custom agents.
We signed the service agreement with our shipping company today. Please pray that all goes according to plan.
This past weekend’s time together as a family was absolutely wonderful! My (Mindy) parents arrived on Friday, Andrew and Katie and Garrett arrived early afternoon on Saturday, Tim’s parents arrived late afternoon on Saturday, and Abby (Garrett’s girlfriend) joined us around 7pm.
Our weekend in pictures:
Sunday afternoon we said good-bye to Tim’s parents and Andrew and Katie. Tim and Logan will see them when they go to Minnesota to drop off the US storage items in January, but Zachary and I will not be seeing them again before we leave for the Bahamas. It was difficult for me, but I know that God will sustain.
We leave Thursday for our trip to Michigan, Chicago and Indiana. We will be connecting with friends, supporters and family on this trip. We will be returning home on Christmas day. Please pray for travel safety.
We will keep you posted on our trip. Until then, have a great week.