May 19, 2008

We are Headed for Paraguay!

Since its already been announced and put in the newsletter, we will put it here as well. We have bought plane tickets and will be leaving Norfolk on June 30th and arriving in AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay the morning of July 1st.

Praise God!!

Since I need to print the newsletters now, I will share more later.

May 14, 2008

The Mind of a 3-Year-Old

Last week we were blessed by Pender UMC in Fairfax. They are one of our supporting churches, and will be making a mission trip to Paraguay in August. They offered to take 2 bags for us! They were also about to have flea market, and let us pick out some pots and pans that they will be bringing for us as well. It costs $150 for each extra bag we bring on the airplane, so they just saved us over $300!

As we were packing the bags the night before, Cora had questions as to what we were doing. We explained that a church was going to take some of our things to Paraguay for us. After driving the 3 hour trip to Fairfax the next day, Cora got out of the car and looked wide-eyed at the church. She then asked us, "Is this Paraguay?"

We immediately realized why she had been so upset and clingy that morning and the night before. She thought we had left without saying goodbye to anyone. We reassured her that before we leave she would have the chance to say goodbye to all her friends and things. Poor baby!

Sometimes even when you think you've been careful to explain everything, you never know what is going on in the mind of a 3-year-old.