This past Saturday was our going away party for Zimbabwe. Wow, we felt so loved. It's easy for us to get discouraged with waiting. We sent in our applications to TEAM in December 2013. That's a year and a half ago. But this wonderful party reignited in us joy, energy, and excitement.
Thank-you to all who have supported us through this whole process. Your support has genuinely been life giving. Friends from work to church to elementary school stopped in to eat, chat, and make us smile. We know many of you couldn't make it to the actual party (no one has any free time in May!), but were there with us in spirit.
We have an awesome canvas map that we used as our guest book. Its full of wonderful notes from wonderful people.
And a gigantic thank-you goes to Erin's sister and mother. They helped make this party a success!
We'll miss you all terribly, but look forward to what God is going to do through us and in us when we actually get to Karanda.
On that note, we have NOT yet received our visas, so we wait - sometimes patiently, sometimes not. Keep an eye out though, because we could get the word any day, and then we're outta here!
Again thank-you. And please keep the prayers and love coming. We need them.