Monday, July 25, 2011

on the go

It's been an incredibly busy last few weeks and the next few will only get busier.
We've been house sitting around the GTA and this week Jamie is in Ottawa for a staff conference while I (Vanessa) am in Guelph house sitting for friends while also getting to visit with some Guelph friends one last time.
Our belongings are slowly (very slowly) getting packed up and the items on the (ever growing) "to do" list are getting checked off.
We leave for training in Chicago on August 12th and fly to Uganda (through England) on the 19th.
We covet your prayers right now.
So much to do!
We need His peace and wisdom to know that everything we need will be provided.
Matthew 6:25-27

Monday, July 4, 2011

A time to plan...

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens

Right now I am almost entering "panic mode" wherein I feel as though there is more to do than there is time to do it in.
Minute details such as changing the address on our health cards and drivers licences and air miles accounts and making lists {although I do enjoy making lists} and checking things off said almost seems like too much.
And then there are bigger details like figuring out flight details and housing stuff and who will buy our furniture and will we have any furniture when we arrive and on and on and on.

My mind is a whir. 

But there is a time to plan. And to make lists. And to check things off the lists.

Could you pray for us as we continue through this time of transition and planning and preparing?
We are trying to spend time with family and friends and soak in this time of community before we go and forge a new community for ourselves.
And yet there is much to be done.
Jamie is finishing up a few courses that he's been taking through Heritage Seminary and I'm hammering out the "family life" details. 
Could you pray we find the right balance of social life and practical needs?