(posted by Mindy)
I am convinced you all (even those of you in Wisconsin and Minnesota) probably heard the huge sigh of relief that escaped me yesterday at about 1145am central time. That was the time we handed the keys over to the Budget rental truck owner. The container loading at the dock and the truck return went off without any surprises, and boy was I glad to have that detail behind us. The shipping company was very helpful and took good care of us. Our inventory sheet was adequate on this side of the pond. We are now hoping and praying that it is adequate for Bahamas customs. We won’t know that until next week at the earliest.
If all continues according to plan, we will be arriving in Nassau in 24 hours from now. It is so hard to believe this day has arrived. So much has happened, and all glory goes to God for His providence and care of every detail along the road these past 5 months. We are not exaggerating when we say that we have literally had no problems or doubts with this transition. Yes, it has been busy and intense at times and there have been times of mild discouragement during times of extreme exhaustion, but God has clearly gone before us and paved the way. We remain convinced that God is in this move. Praise be to God!
Our flight departs Charleston, SC airport at 1013 am and arrives in Nassau at about 215 pm. Please pray for us as we travel. We have been able to rest today (and yesterday evening), and hopefully that will help us not arrive exhausted tomorrow. Please pray for Zachary as well. He is not feeling too well. He has developed a cold, and we are so thankful it is not influenza. God has spared him and all of us, and we are so thankful. Traveling can be so miserable when you are ill.
Thank you to all of you for the prayers, the cleaning/meals/packing help during the move, providing lodging for us during our trip here, and for the other forms of support of us in our ministry work. We are sincerely grateful. May God bless you all!
We will post again after arrival in Nassau as time allows. Until then, enjoy the few pictures I have posted.