Thursday, October 1, 2009

Almost packed!

Today, we have been preparing to leave for our trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario. We are going to be in a Missions Conference at Golden Harvest Baptist Church Sunday through Wednesday. Let me preface this by saying, We love living in Canada. We're having a great time experiencing the culture and learning French. But, we're so excited to drive through the USA!! on our way to Niagara! As we looked at the map, we realized it's about 30 minutes quicker to drive through the US, then reenter Canada in Niagara Falls. We'll also save some money in gas (about 70 cents a gallon!), food and hopefully in our hotel on the way there. When we told the kids we decided to go through the states (that's for you Keela!) they were singing and shouting! They really miss home...We really miss home. We miss seeing our flag...we were talking about when we see it how we're going to sing The Star Spangled Banner, and we just miss the familiar. Being able to communicate freely is something that I've taken for granted. I'll try not to post every fast food we eat along the way (try :o) But, we are excited about eating McDonalds, and hopefully Taco Bell. We're also going to make a stop at the Post Office and mail our prayer letters. As we've been packing and preparing, we assigned the kids the task of starting to clean out the van. We just told them to get our everything that doesn't belong. You know what I'm talking about, toys, cups, papers, notebooks, books, much seems to accumulate in our van! When Patrick glanced out the window at them, he noticed they were surprising him and washing the van. Now, on a normal day this would be a very nice thing to do, but on a day when it was 43 degrees and very breezy, it was incredibly sweet! Thanks, guys!

Please be praying for us as we leave. Pray for our van to continue to run well and for our safety. It's amazing how we traveled on deputation for almost 3 years and we loved it, but were ready to settle down. Now, we are thrilled to take a little trip! Until the next post(USA side)......

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