Our house in Nairobi

My Aunt Shirley (who, with my uncle and 2 cousins, has lived in Nairobi for over 15 years) has had her ear to the ground since the beginning of the year, trying to find a house full of furnishings and maybe a vehicle for us. This week we were introduced, electronically, to a Canadian family who are moving back home and wanting to sell everything, more or less walking out of Nairobi with their clothes, but leaving everything else behind. Come to think of it, it’s much the same deal we’re doing here with Max & Rebecca. Handing down most of our stuff to someone who needs it more, getting the benefit ourselves of not having to sell it a piece at a time. Isn’t God...

Shot

Q: What does $1300 worth of travel vaccines get you? A: 11 pokes with a needle and 2 sick boys with a strange combination of typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, and hepatitus A.

Snow days

The same weather system that nearly killed some fellow AIM missionary candidates, left us with a lovely blanket of snow, just enough to cancel school, provide a morning’s worth of sledding, and give a welcome relief from the near 70 degree temps from earlier this...

Snow days

The same weather system that nearly killed some fellow AIM missionary candidates, left us with a lovely blanket of snow, just enough to cancel school, provide a morning’s worth of sledding, and give a welcome relief from the near 70 degree temps from earlier this...

Step 1. Sell House

Ok… it’s been a long time since we’ve posted, and since the traffic on our site has really spiked we are committing to keeping you up to date at least once a week. Ever since our candidate week in November, we knew there were 2 big tasks looming over our heads that had to get done in the next 6 months or we wouldn’t be going to the mission field. Those 2 tasks are to sell the house, and to raise the support. We started praying back in November that God would somehow provide a buyer for our house without having to put it on the market. We were praying this because 1. the housing market in South Riding is terrible right now and many many townhomes here have been on the market for months, or even a year, and 2. because we knew it was going to be very hard to be packing our home, selling our stuff, and showing our house. Praise God, we wrote a contract on our house Wednesday, with our very good friends, Max & Rebecca. Yes, that Max. That guy with tattoos all over his arms. That guy who provided the inspiration for our sons’ Mother’s Day surprise when they scrawled “i love mom” in permanent marker all over their chest and arms. The amazing thing is that we were nearly neighbors about 7 years ago in Denver, and probably ran into each other many times at King Soopers. I met Max a few days after Sydney was born, he introduced himself to me after church that Sunday, by the next Friday he...

Postage due?

If you happen to receive a Christmas card from us this year, and a nice little note from the Postal Service announcing you owe some additional postage for the aforementioned card, which you already have in your hands, we’re sorry! We noticed after mailing several of them on Tuesday that our cards were .2 ounces above the 39-cent limit. Our deepest apologies to those of you who had to pay to get a letter from us this...
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