Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Trucks, Burgers, and Chills

We made it to Joy's mom's house in southern California, and we brought all our stuff with us! We got a 16' Penske truck and towed our car behind that. We took our time from Portland, and left last Monday. We visited several of Joy's family along the way and finally arrived on Thursday night. Then we had to unload the truck. It took all day Friday to get everything off and into the garage. We still have many many boxes to go through--we are organizing all of our belongings into things to get rid of, things to keep long term, and things to take with us to Africa.

The first thing we did when we got into California was hunt down an In N Out Burger. We found one in Redding and ate lunch there. Then when we got to Joy's mom's house, we ate there again.

Yesterday, I started to feel a little weak, and then I started to get some chills, and started to get a headache. Turns out, Nurse Joy diagnosed me with the "true flu." I'm just now starting to feel a little better.

A few days ago, we got a Christmas tree and spent the past couple days decorating in our free time. It's hard to believe another year has gone by so fast!

Right now our support is at 31%, and our outgoing amount has grown a lot, and is now at 24%. Thanks for your prayers!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Turkey Day

It's come and gone, and it was a great time! My sister and her family were here as well as my brother and his girlfriend. And of course there was plenty of great food! Me and my brother spent most of our time bowling and golfing on the Wii, and playing ping pong. Joy and I also spent most of our time fighting off a cold. I think we're just getting over it now.

Tomorrow we fly back to Portland and will be there until Monday, when we begin our drive down to California. We've decided to pack up a UHaul truck and take pretty much all of our stuff down to Joy's mom's house for storage. It will be a busy week for us, and we appreciate your prayers. Pray for our safety in traveling, and that our time in California will be fruitful. We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had a lot to be thankful for. I know we have had an incredible year and a lot of big decisions and accomplishments have been made in our lives. And it's all to show the glory of God! He is amazing!