Monday, August 22, 2011

alive and well

we are here!
thank you for praying.
we spent a week in Chicago and I(Vanessa) personally was encouraged by spending some time with other moms going on STINT for a year or two.
we survived our long journey from Chicago to London, England; spent 10 hours in Heathrow airport and then another long overnight flight to Entebbe, Uganda.
all our luggage arrived and in one piece.
so thankful!
we arrived at our house and were greeted by other staff and local missionaries and were happy to see that we had beds and a dining room table and chairs (which I am sitting at currently).
our first night was a bit rough - the boys were up off and on between 11pm and 4am but then we all slept solidly until 12:30pm!
we ran a few errands today and got set up with phones and internet (the important things!) and tomorrow we hope to buy some couches as well as a fridge and oven/stove.
it's 10:41pm and our boys are still talking away in their beds.
hopefully we adjust to the time in the next few days.
we are so thankful for your prayers, keep them coming!

the view from our front yard. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

the whys and hows

A friend of ours from our home church in Guelph made this video to share with the Calvary church congregation. It explains the whys and hows of our trip as well as our heart.

GMT - The Strickland Interview from Andrew Rozalowsky on Vimeo.

Friday, August 12, 2011


We're in Chicago at the hotel we'll be staying at for this week's training with all Campus Staff from Canada and the US. 
Thank you for praying.
I commented to Jamie this morning that a lot of people must have been praying for us because I felt peaceful last night and slept well. 
Thank you!
We got all our luggage onto the plane and off the plane and to our hotel and we're all here and safe!

Praise God!
Travel can be crazy enough when you're own, much less when you've got 2 young kids and over 450lbs of belongings!

Pray for us this week that:
- we would be refreshed in the sessions, during the worship and as we fellowship with other staff and hear about the exciting things God has called them to
- we would learn and be able to apply some things that will help us to thrive over these next two years on STINT.
- the boys would sleep well and have a refreshing time here as well.

all our luggage in the Toronto airport!

We love you! Keep partnering with us in prayer! We couldn't be here without you!