Today was a good day of progress in the battle of "C.Konop vs. Apartment." I succeeded in either boxing a lot up, throwing it away, or giving it away. Once again, my focus was mainly on the kitchen, packing dishes and silverware and throwing a lot of junk away. It's amazing how we accumulate so much junk in such a small period of time. We are consumers; God help us!
Unlike most other days, I actually feel like I accomplished something today. (It must've been because of the music, I can't function without that!) There's more room, and things are sparkling. Well, just the kitchen anyway! The rest of the apartment is still a wreck. Oh well. It's getting down to crunch time now, time to turn up the pace. It's hard to believe that in three weeks, we'll be heading back down to MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, but this time we will be (hopefully) leaving MAF as "career staff missionaries." We're quite anxious to find out where our first assignment will be. There are so many possibilities, and every one of them is a vastly different experience. Will it be Indonesia, Papua, Mozambique, Congo? I don't know, all I can say it that God has been preparing us for a long time. I'm sure we'll be excited wherever it is. And we will probably run to the computer and hop on the internet as soon as we find out so we can read all the little details of our new country. And naturally, we'll let you know anything we know. But that's a month away...focus....
Back on the home front, Joy is still working at the hospital for a few more days. And this weekend is looking sunny and really hot for this area (in the 90's). Great moving weather. We have help coming this Saturday for all the big stuff, hopefully it will all fit in our storage unit!
Things you can pray for: that Joy and I will continue to develop and grow in our relationship with Jesus, and with each other. Pray for safety in all the traveling we'll be doing this summer. And pray for the people who are making big decisions at MAF such as, "Where should we send Chris and Joy?"
Praise God with us for His love and faithfulness, and that we have so many people who have committed, in some way, to be involved in our ministry! We have been blessed in so many different ways.