Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Pilot Episode

It is game time. John and I are headed to Ghana tomorrow morning, and we have certainly had a packed week. We have been enormously blessed by so many people through this process, and we are so excited to be able to pass that blessing on to those at Rafiki.
Highlights of this episode -
**** Cookie Fundraiser- Incredibly kind people from our community group organized a safari sugar cookie sale and raised over $1,300 for the trip. God works in mysteriously sugary ways.
**** We moved into a storage unit- Because we are going to be gone for the next three months, we are putting our stuff into storage in NW Arkansas to await our return.
**** We packed for Ghana- Our team collected supplies that the Rafiki village in Ghana needed, and we will be taking over 1,100 lbs of luggage with the seven of us. We feel privileged to bring Christmas in October.

We are ready to go to Ghana. It is so exciting to know that we are seeking and following God's will as best we can discern and that it is taking us to Africa. We are praying that God will allow us to be a blessing to those we are serving and that we can have servant's hearts in all situations.
We will have limited internet and email access in Ghana, but if possible, we will be updating our blog to let people in on what is going on. Thanks so much for your interest!
****Pictures from this episode can be viewed by clicking on the link titled "Our Online Photos" in the album "Pre-Ghana Fun."

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Getting Ready to Go

This is our first foray into the land of blogging, so bear with us as we learn how to do everything. I think that we have this page set up with links to some of the things we will be doing, as well as links to a page that has our online photo albums.
John and I are packing up our apartment right now. To be more accurate, John is packing a lot and Carol is wandering around the house thinking about packing a lot. We do know that all things will find a box home, and we have a storage unit across the street to start moving stuff to this week.
We are overwhelmed, but resting in the grace of God to carry us through this time of upheaval and uncertainty. It is wonderful to know that we can trust Him to guide our path as we continue to seek His will.