Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ready, Set, Go

Ready to leave for the Congo for the first time
The last few weeks have been full of preparations for the next three years.

Thank you to everyone who prayed for all of our last minute details.  Our visas arrived on March 3, coincidentally my birthday.  I've decided it's my best birthday present ever- at least the most expensive!

Stephen finished his recertification exams.  He has received the news that he has passed both his Pediatric Boards and Emergency Medicine Boards.

The kids are much bigger now!
We've been saying some bitter-sweet goodbyes to friends and family. We have enjoyed the time with them and are so grateful for their presence in our lives, but it is difficult saying good-bye for 3 years.

For our last Sunday in the US, we were able to visit with our friends at Davidson Baptist Church.  This is the same church we visited our first Sunday in the US!   It was nice to close out our time here the way we began.

Now our trunks have been packed, weighed, repacked, rearranged, and finally they are ready to go.

This morning we depart for Congo!  We'll be driving to Cincinnati, flying to Atlanta/Paris/Brazzaville.  Please pray for our safety while traveling and that all of our luggage will arrive intact.

When we get to Brazzaville, we will spend a few days to adjust to the time change and climate, while doing some errands and reconnecting with friends.  After a few days, we'll be on to Impfondo.

Thank you again for all of your prayers, support, and encouragement.  We couldn't do this with out all of you!

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