Friday, October 16, 2009

Community

Things are picking up speed. In the last few days:
1. Told our families
2. Scheduled doctor and dental appointments
3. Begun packing
4. Selling things on Craigslist
5. Changed our address with the Post Office and IRS (now we are legit)
6. Cancelled our utilities
7. Making our budget after seeing some samples from another Quisqueya teacher
8. About to make our flights

We are, in a a way we have never been before, so vulnerable to our community right now. We need things. Really, we need things. But our community is being the body of Christ:

- my parents offered to let us live with them for November and December, thus allowing us to save several thousand dollars toward our support in Haiti
- our small group is helping us throw a garage sale
- a couple in our small group is allowing us to loan them some furniture for the few years we're away (the nice furniture)
- a couple in our small group wants to help throw a dinner for us to share our needs with our friends and fam
- my parents offered to let us keep some boxes at their home, and to take care of my car
- my friend in Miami offered to let us stay with her so we don't have to pay for a hotel room (the only flights to Haiti on AA are very early in the morning out of Miami, so you have to fly there the night before)

It's amazing, really, what happens when you really need people, and they are the hands and feet of Christ to you.

Next up:
1. Find a home for the couches, coffee table, dining table
2. Do the garage sale and dinner
3. Buy our plane tickets
4. Move in with my parents

1 comment:

  1. Ike and I are extremely excited for you guys and if there's anything we can do to help just let us know. Looking forward to the garage sale we've got some stuff to donate to the cause. Good luck and keep in touch.

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