Monday, August 6, 2012

The Countdown Begins...

One week from today, we'll be hopping a flight to Florida.  We'll have two days there, and then off to Haiti on August 16.  I am getting butterflies in my tummy just typing that.

Tonight, I want to share some general updates with you...

1. Mark is on his way home now from Chicago.  He left Saturday night and drove the Haiti truck down to Miami.  Somewhere along the way, the windshield was cracked and he had to have that fixed today. But now, the truck (its bed full of tools, a generator for the house we'll live in, and other stuff) is in a container waiting to be shipped down to Haiti later this week.  Mission accomplished!

2. We found a home for our cat!  A friend from Calvary UMC has room in his home for our Daisy.  She'll have two cat companions there, which I think she'll enjoy after she gets to know them.

3. Most of our household belongings have been either given away, loaned out to friends and family, sold, or put in storage.  Two big items remain:  our dining room table, 6 chairs, and china hutch; and an antique upright piano.  I've had a little interest in the dining set on craigslist, but no buyer yet.  If you know of anyone who is looking for a set, please let me know--I'm ready to make a deal!  And, I've had zero interest in the piano.  It seems antique pianos are being found more and more frequently in garbage dumps.  Fortunately, the folks renting our house are understanding and don't mind if it stays in the house a little longer while I figure out what to do with it.  If you have any ideas, please let me know.

4. We're currently coordinating the logistics of our arrival in Cap Haitian, Haiti.  Mainly, we need someone we trust to pick us up at the airport and get us to our new home.  We are in touch with a couple of contacts...  Please pray for God to oversee that detail.

Thank you for reading my blog and going along on this journey with us!  Your prayers are so powerful.

Matthew 7:7  "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."


  1. I am so glad you found a home for Daisy! Check!

  2. Thinking of you tonight... rest in His arms. Wish I could hug all of you. My prayers are with you. XOXO


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