What a Week!

Last week was moving week and what a week it was! As of Saturday night, we were about 95% out of our home. It was alot of work but God provided us with so much help. We especially want to thank both of our parents for being willing to come down and help several times during the week and the Ulmer's, Malcolm and Betty for their willingness to be with us throughout the week, lifting and packing and keeping us company during such an overwhelming process. We could not have done it without our friends and family. Thank you Steve Turner and Ethan Smith for your help lugging out all our big items and to all our friends who helped us out by purchasing our stuff!!

We now have our only remaining posessions categorized by what is going to end up in Guatemala, what is going to remain in storage and what we need for the next few months before we leave for language school. We will be staying in New Hampshire for a few more weeks and then will be looking for housing in the Portland area until the end of December.

We spent the last 20 years accumulating things and have reflected all week on what a freeing experience it has been to give most of it up! Our posessions really don't provide any lasting satisfaction and we are happy to be "light" and ready to go where God is leading us. We spoke to the teens at First Baptist on Sunday morning and finished up by encouraging them not to spend their life accumlating things that would weigh them down.

Tim and Carre Gardner ~ Mission Moscow
Sunday night we were so blessed to hear our friends Tim and Carre Gardner's presentation on their mission to Russia. We were touched by their heart for the orphans and street children of Russia and excited for them as they prepare to leave in late October. We would encourage you to visit their website at: http://www.missionmoscow.com/ for more information on their ministry. Please pray for their safety in travel and for God's provision for all the details of their mission.