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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


This year we made Resurrection Eggs (mostly for Faith, because she was old enough to understand) and they were a big hit with all three of the kids. We took turns opening one egg each day leading up to Easter Monday. Faith says her favorite egg was the empty one, signifying the empty tomb.

Happy Easter

Monday, April 25, 2011

Legal in Madagascar

We have been notified by our future co-missionaries in Madagascar that Rob now holds a valid Madagascar aircraft maintenance license!

He also successfully completed the PT6 endorsement course in Wichita, Kansas a couple of weeks ago, and we are all excited that he has returned home safely.

So what's next for our family? In three (short) weeks we are anticipating the arrival of our fourth baby! Our house has been listed for sale, and Rob is finishing up little details here and there to hopefully make it more saleable. We are also investigating shipping options for some of our belongings.

Our accommodation in Quebec City has also been confirmed--the lease for our apartment has been signed, so that begins on July 1st; however we are not due to start language study until August 1.

Once again, thank you for your prayers and support! We are so thankful for each and every one of you.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Preparations & Changes

We had a Realtor in last week for a market assessment. Rob is frantically trying to finish up loose ends on the house, hopefully making it more sale-able. We are being blessed with many helping hands from our church family. People are making time to come over and spend a few hours doing things like, painting baseboards, general painting, tiling and grouting, and siding (outside in the pouring rain!). As well, he is preparing to leave on Sunday for a week long engine course in Wichita, Kansas.

As my tummy continues to grow, my comfort level continues to decrease, and my capacity to be somewhat emotionally stable (haha) SEVERELY decreases, we have officially entered what moms of young children call "survival mode". When we are not in the heat of a difficult situation, it is a little easier for me to step back and recognize God's hand as He prepares us for tougher circumstances. (Which I firmly believe don't just come upon missionaries!) Again, I am reminded what He wants from me. My heart; my absolute dependence, and my obedience. As our pastor said from the pulpit a couple of weeks ago (and I cannot quote), life brings suffering. It's pretty simple. Not easy; yet simple. I am just experiencing life right now.

Isaiah 50:10 Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.

Have you been experiencing life lately?

Friday, April 1, 2011

April News

Here is a digital copy of our April Newsletter! For optimum viewing quality, you may want to hit "Full Screen" at the bottom of the scroll window, or even better, download the .pdf to view on your personal computer.

Barbers - April 2011 Newsletter