It is now after 1 pm and all our belongings have been taken away! The truck arrived at 9:30 and with it came 10 Indonesian men. Several of our western friends here also came to help and so there were plenty of people to load our things into the truck. All went well right up to the end! There were three items at the last that didn’t seem to want to fit but like a big jigsaw puzzle, the men were able to figure it out and everything fit like the truck was built just for us! God went before in every way and hopefully within a month, our things will arrive in Papua to await our arrival later this year. At lunch today Joel prayed and thanked God for all he had done to get us this far! Joel was able to finish off his language study well, everything was packed in time, we all have stayed healthy, and God has sustained us! He also prayed something that sounded a little strange at first but is a real prayer none the less. He prayed that the ship wouldn’t sink! Talk about traveling mishaps. It’s one thing if your moving truck breaks down, but to have everything sink, well that would be sad!!! So a silly request of ours now is to pray the ship doesn’t sink!
Thanks to all who sent me e-cards yesterday and for the well wishes on my birthday. We will celebrate it tonight with a nice dinner out.
Well, that’s all for now and maybe till we arrive on the other side of the world. Thanks for praying us through this! Our longest flight is almost 12 hours and so that would be our next prayer request. That’s a long time for an almost 2 year old to sit still and for his 6+months pregnant mommy to do the same!
Bethany for us all!