Monday, October 13, 2008

Finishing Touches

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, whoa, it's a train! Just kidding! However, I feel like I've been hit by a train! We are tired, best laid plans of mice and men, 11:16 p.m. and just like the energizer batteries, still going! But 8 of the 10 bins are closed, the carry on's are almost done, we are close. A few things in the A.M. and we will be on the way. Every bin weigh's in at 49- 50 lbs. 50 is the limit to avoid additional cost. We are going to have one over the weight limit and that will cost us an extra $50 bucks. Not too bad for everything we have going in. Pray all bins get there when we do! Our Christmas shipment this year is going to cost the church a whopping $250 dollars. That is so much better than $2000.00. We are incurring the cost of the plane tickets, but we are still doing everything for less than the cost of DHL shipping. This may well be the way to get our goods in from now on!
We have had some tense moments, but I am proud of the girls, without them this would not have happened. Many hours, many bags, lots of loving went into the packing. Someday when I take the rest of you in, you will understand. It is a work of art, and nothing less! But we are blessed to be able to do it. I hope our church family never forgets what blessings we have surrounding us. As Don's daughter-in-law is clearly spelling out for us, we really have no room to complain. She is a great blogger by the way. If you haven't been following their blog, you should give it a look at www.jasonandann.blogspot.com/.
We are trying to leave town at around 1:00 p.m. tomorrow. It's great to have the price of gas dropping. Every penny counts. Thank you so much again for your prayers. We are so conscious of your prayers and support, we know we are not doing this alone. It is such a wonderful inspiration having the power of your prayers putting wind beneath our wings. We are anticipating a marvelous week in Haiti. Even in this struggling country we expect to see and feel the Glory of God as He goes before us to perform the wonders of His will. Blessings to all!

1 comment:

lil sis said...

I am so proud of you guys. You are an amazing family and I am so thankful that you are in my life. I know that you all have what it takes to get through the challenges of this journey...and I am totally sure that you will have angels all around you. We will be praying for you constantly! love from Cincinnati...