After 1,700 miles from Sherbrooke, Canada to Edmond, OK and another almost 500 miles from Edmond to San Antonio, TX a week later, we have had a great Christmas! We are trying to enjoy every moment with our families, eat as much Mexican food as possible and pack and repack our suitcases to get everything we own to fit. We got to see Santa and even had one last snow to enjoy, for at least 2 years, on Christmas day.
Even after 3 garage sales and selling most of our "stuff", packing a small crate to ship to Africa, moving to Canada with a car full of luggage holding the rest of our "stuff", studying French for 3 months and now spending Christmas with our families, getting a quote today to sell our car sent a wave of emotions through me. WE ARE MOVING TO AFRICA. Obviously, we have been preparing for this for the last 7 months, but something about selling this final large belonging overcame me. The great thing is, whatever we get will go towards a new car for us in the Congo; which we desperately need.
A final thought: over 2,000 years ago God sent His son to save His people from their sins. He sent His Son knowing that people would not accept Him and eventually put Him to death on a cross...for us. During Christ's time on earth he went through towns and villages teaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God. Matthew 9:37-38 says, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." We have been commissioned to share this great, amazing news with the entire world. What a great, yet humble God we serve.