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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Departure



In about 9 short weeks we will be boarding a plane to Paris and then on to Tana, Lord willing. We are very excited to be starting this part of our missions journey. In some ways it feels like the journey hasn't begun, but the Lord has been teaching us many things in these past couple of years since following His lead to serving with MAF in Africa. We are anticipating many more lessons and changes and challenges, but also joys and memorable experiences shared together as a family.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Still Here

Photo taken from Telegraph.co.uk
Just a quick update. Yes, we are still in Quebec City plodding our way through French language school. We just said goodbye to Rob's mom yesterday. She was visiting us for a couple of weeks and also had the chance to see a bit of Eastern Canada with another friend. It was a great visit! The only downside was that we had to say good bye again. :(

Our October newsletter should be in the mail shortly!

We are also thinking about how differently we will celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas here. It is the first year for our family to be alone during the holidays. Usually holidays are marked with family gatherings...cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents. This year, it is just our little family. Yes, we realize it is something we must get used to, and will probably come to enjoy more and more as our children grow and we develop our own special ways of celebrating. We also know that in Tana, there is a small missionary community in the same situation. I would expect there is some sense of community during holiday celebrations? Anyhow, for now, perhaps it is a chance to reflect on the significance of the season without the distractions of outward celebrations.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!