So, we've stepped into the techno sphere. Some might say it's about time. Others might be impressed. Actually, the blog thing has been a lot easier than we thought, so here we are.
You may notice that we're calling our blog Musings from Micronesia. The operative word here is "from." Right now these musings aren't really from Micronesia at all, unless closeness in mind counts for actually being there. "From" is a statement of faith projecting forward into the fall. It really won't be long before we are, in fact, writing from Micronesia.
I suppose the big news is that the "from" begins for Eric and Christian on July 31. Yes, Eric bought the cheapest one way tickets he could find, and so dad and son are booked to fly! It's not that Karyn decided not to go after all; it's just that Christian's school starts August 6 (!), but the PIBC semester doesn't begin until September 3. Since we still don't know where we are going to live, Eric and Christian will head to the Western Pacific and "set up shop" while Karyn wraps up all the details back home. Karyn and the girls will arrive in Guam at the beginning of September.
For now, we are buzzing with house-evacuation. We must be out this Sunday, June 17, and we've got a lot to do. The house has all that scattered stuff laying around that always boggles the mind after the big stuff is removed. All of us are burning the candle at both ends trying to get everything settled. We have a great family of three renting our house for a three-year lease. That is our first prayer request: getting out of here with our sanity and relationships intact. Second, please pray as we continue to work through all the items we are uncertain about bringing or not bringing. Since we don't know our accommodations yet, it makes deciding what to bring and not to bring rather challenging. Finally, please continue to pray for our fundraising. We are at about 65% after the last official adjustments. We praise God for his provision, and trust him for the remaining 35%. Thanks to all of you who have joined with us in our Mission to Micronesia!
Again, welcome to our blog. There's a lot more to come.