Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Friends At Cross Cultural Training


It seems we have been packing and unpacking for months as we travel from place to place. But this time we are packing to move to Haiti. We are not fully funded but we are trusting our Lord to meet our needs as we go.
We are leaving for Florida on the 27 of August. There we will meet the plane that will take us to our new home. Although we are excited and full of anticipation, the feelings of grief fill our hearts as think of the day we will say good-bye to our children.
Our first few months in Haiti we will be spending half of our day in language classes. I am sure there is already a long list of mechanical and maintenance work piling up for Bud. I will be jumping right into my work with the Starfish Kids and teaching first year students in our English as a second language classes.
This past month Bud and I have been in Cross Cultural Training Classes at headquarters. We met so many wonderful missionaries from the UK, Australia and Canada who took the class with us. We feel better prepared for our new lives in Haiti. We also had the privilege of being commissioned at the Mid West Conference in Indianapolis. OMS has prepared a very beautiful and spiritual ceremony that we will never forget.
Thanks to all of you who have been partnering with us in prayer and support. Together we will serve along side our Lord. I can't wait to share the good news of what God is doing in Haiti. The next blog we will write will be from our new home.