While the beginning of our adventure to move where the need is greater began many years ago and there have been many steps leading to this point, we are now preparing to take the challenging step of leaving home and crossing over into “Macedonia,” aka: Ecuador.
Here is a brief review of some of the steps we’ve recently taken.
In June we put our house up for sale and we recieved 2 offers within 3 days. The offer we accepted even let us stay in our house for FREE till the end of September, just 4 days before we had scheduled to leave. All throughout the process of preparing to move, we saw Jehovah’s hand in many ways, helping us to make wise decisions, having the strength to make difficult changes, receiving encouragement just at the right moment and so many more ways.
The day we signed the documents to sell our house, our home that we had lived in for more than 10 years, we experienced a sense of calm that only Jehovah could have provided.
At the end of September, as we were nearing the move and in the process of emptying our house, we got to enjoy a wonderful spiritual boost, our Circuit Assembly.
The highlight of the assembly for our family was the baptism. Our 11 year old son, Connor, was baptized and I was blessed with the privilege of baptizing him.
The day after our assembly, our friends and family had a going away party for us. We can’t express how loved everyone made us feel. Saying goodbye to everyone is proving to be the most difficult part of preparing to move! But the hope we all have, to enjoy spending endless time together in the near future, brings us great comfort. Thank you everyone for your love and generosity.
One thing in particular that I will miss at Fisher’s Landing is the elder body. We weren’t just a group of brothers serving together, we are close friends! One tradition we had as a body was to go out for snacks after every quarterly. This strengthened our bonds of friendship and I have terrific memories from those nights. Like my final quarterly, which was on the day before we moved out of our house. Jetsun couldn’t make it so we called in a substitute, Casey Pine! Love you Brothers!
Our last night in our empty house. While it was sad and hard to leave, we are excited for what lays ahead.
While staying with Mom and Dad (Tom and Carmen) the last couple days, Logan worked on his basketball game and made a lot of improvement. See video below.
There was so much more that could be said. The challenges, the help from Jehovah, the genoristy from our friends, but time marches on. The day for boarding the plane came fast. Although we had been planning this for many years, it’s hard to believe the day had arrived.
Our first stop is Michigan, to visit our family, from there Bethel for the tours, followed by a short stop in Florida, then Ecuador. Thanks for following us on this amazing adventure!
For more information on the steps that helped us prepare for moving where the need is greater, check out the TIPS page. Thank you everyone!