Sunday, March 13, 2011

''There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.'' ~Nelson Mandela

We have officially moved from the "we are going to South Africa this coming spring.. to.. We are GOING to SOUTH AFRICA in about 4 WEEKS!
Time is moving quickly these days and in about 4 weeks we will find ourselves in South Africa! We are getting excited and preparations are underway.. I (H) am definitely trying to keep things simple..

Our team has been working hard breaking down medication packaging, placing things in ziplocks and labeling it with terms like Diphenhydramine (benedryl) and loperamide (Imodium)... further breakdown of these drugs will take place once we arrive when the pill counting begins.. we take 2 days and count pills into ziplocks and label them for our pharmacy. We have heard the "fun" that this can be. Our team makes every effort that the pills are counted correctly, all look the same, and are not expired. This is part of serving with excellence and representing God and also ACM (African Christian Ministries)to the people we are serving.

As of late we have encountered some hurdles with our diet. J is currently confirmed allergic to Milk and Nuts and we suspect gluten as well. I (H) am intolerant of milk protein and possibly gluten. So as you can imagine traveling to another country where we will most likely be unable to read labels and will be served food that we are unaware of the ingredients has its added challenges.. We are just praying for wisdom and mercy in this area.. we will be bring some food to supplement and are fully prepared to eat beans and rice the entire time ;)

Thank you so much for the support that we have received! It is truly a blessing to have so many of you standing behind us in this venture.. we are so excited and humbled to have this opportunity and we are so thankful that you are a part of it!!

we will make efforts to update this blog while we are abroad but we are unsure of the internet available. but you will receive email updates via our team while we are there.. so please make sure we have your email if you are interested in receiving updates!! until we leave I will be updating you on our progress and post prayer requests. so Stay tuned for further updates..

Prayer requests:
*Please pray for health for our family in the next few weeks.. we would love to leave the country healthy!! :)
*please pray for wisdom in packing and smooth travel with the kids.
*please pray that we would continue to meet our financial goal.
*please pray for our team to continue to unify and get to know one another.


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