Thursday, August 16, 2012
Hope all of you are experiencing a great summer. We have heard a lot of very exciting news lately from some of you. I personally have been knee deep sorting through items as we prepare to move to Haiti. Which is partially why I am writing. We will be having a garage sale in a week. The dates are Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th. The purpose is to raise funds to help us with moving costs, airline tickets and a vehicle purchased stateside and shipped or a vehicle purchased in Haiti. If any of you have items that you would like to donate towards our garage sale they would be greatly appreciated. Also, if any of you would like to donate baked goods towards our garage sale that would also be wonderful. It has been a process both emotionally as well as physically going through our belongings. I am very sentimental and value family quite a bit. All of these feelings tend to surface as I go through things that I have accumulated over the years. I am also a gadget and a nick knack collector, as many of you who have been to our home can vouch for. But God has been nudging me through the process, as has my youngest sister and my daughter, both of whom have spent 5 days separately helping me go through and decide which things we should take to Haiti, which items we should keep here stateside and which things we should sell. Also, which items we can do with out and therefore can be shipped to Haiti, and which things need to be taken to Haiti when we fly in January. It has been interesting, emotional, exhausting, overwhelming and freeing all at the same time. I would greatly appreciate your prayers for our family and the ministry as we walking through the next 6 months.
We are also still in the process of adopting our 10th and 11th children and IBESR (the child protection portion of the Haitian government and the adoption authorities in Haiti) has been closed since the first few days in May. This has held up all adoptions in Haiti for 3 1/2 months now. We would greatly appreciate your prayers regarding adoption both for us and others who are in the process of adopting from Haiti. Adoption is a battle the enemy does not want to lose, as it changes lives forever.
Well thanks for reading this and if would like to help us with our garage sale you can let us know by e-mail, phone, our # is 360-305-9070, or by stopping by and seeing us.
Again thanks and blessings,