"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Sunday, February 5, 2012

On Our Way to Colorado!

Wow! What a whirlwind the last few days have been!

We finally got our house on the market!  Huge praise to the Lord that everything got done to prepare it!  We are praying that if it is God's will for us to sell it, that he will provide a buyer while we are gone.

Yes, gone...yesterday we left for Colorado for almost six weeks.  We will be attending a missionary training school here.  It is a institute that trains the entire family in language acquisition and cross-culture living.  It is all inclusive, so we will be living on site and eating in their cafeteria (yay! no cooking for me! :)  They have programs for all of the kids, so they will be learning the same things, but geared towards their ages.  We have been looking forward to this time of preparation and are praying that the Lord will bless it mightily in our lives and for the building of his kingdom in Uganda.

Our trip here was no small undertaking, but a huge success!  Thanks to a wonderful friend back home, we didn't have to worry about leaving our house in perfect condition to be shown while we were gone, she took care of it after we left.  We stayed with some college/seminary friends in Idaho and enjoyed great fellowship and a wonderful theological discussion that went way too late into the night.  And then after just a few hours sleep, we hit the road to drive the rest of the way here.  We are at a hotel for the weekend before classes start on Monday.  Our hotel is great, and as far as I know, the kids are sleeping peacefully in their connecting room. :)

I broke my finger the day before we left, but while it is still sore, it's on the mend, I think.  So dumb...I fell going up the stairs.  Yes, UP! (I got teased mercilessly by the kids and husband [would he do that?? :)] about that one!) In the process of falling, I jammed my finger against the wall.  The tendon pulled a piece of bone away.  I spent two hours at the doctor the day we were trying to pack, but thanks to the above mentioned friend, we still made it to bed on time!  God is so good to give me both the trials I need and the help I need to get me through them!  What a great reminder this was that we aren't doing this on our own strength! :)

We are praising God tonight for everything!  He is so good to us!  Good night from Colorado! :)


  1. Love you all and praying for you! Sorry for the pain!

  2. Oh my goodness! Hope your finger heals quickly! I totally understand falling going up the stairs, It can happen to anyone. (It is pretty funny though, the way you put it.)lol! Praying for you and everyone, and can't wait to see you in July!!!
    Auntie Lis

  3. Your training sounds so interesting and like a grand time for the entire family! We will be praying for you as God prepares you for the next leg of your journey!

    Elizabeth Timmons