Saturday, March 7, 2009

We made it!

I just wanted to let everyone know we made it to Lichinga, this afternoon. It is Saturday, March 7th at 2:50pm right now. It has been 4 long days, but overall everything went better than we thought it would. Despite having a rough start at the GR airport(we had to repack all 9 of our bags and pay for 2 overweight bags, as well as drain the battery in our solar power pack before we could take it on the plane), everything else went very smoothly. The kids did great. Karis has had the hardest time with lack of sleep and crazy schedule. Kallen doesn't even seem to have any clue that we have been on and off airplanes for 4 days. She is her same happy self. Traeger has become a master at his Nintendo DS game we bought him for the trip. We spent 2 nights in Maputo with our friends Damian and Nancy McCrink, who we became friends with in Portugal. We had a great time visiting with them and they were great hosts, fed us great and let us get some good rest. Now we are temporarily living in the SIM guest house in Lichinga until we move out to Muembe. It looks like our move there will be pushed back a little, because our car is under repairs right now and it will probably be a month before we get it back. We were disappointed to not have it waiting for us like expected, but they wanted to make sure everything was in great working condition before we took it over and moved out to Muembe. We will be visiting Muembe on wednesday and be able to have a look at our house and figure out what supplies we will need to bring out with us. So hopefully we will be able to post some pictures of the house after our visit on Wednesday. Thanks so much for all the prayers. We are relieved to have the travelling done and are now trying to let it sink in that this is where we will now be living....

4 comments:

jmgeorge94 said...

Hey guys! Yeah! We're so glad you made it safely! It looks like you were right on time too...amazing! God is so good!! Chele, isn't it weird that last Saturday at this time we were at Marie Catrib's? What a difference a week makes!

Grant is doing much better...thank goodness for antibiotics! And Leah ended up having surgery on her pinky on Wednesday...she had to have a couple of pins put in it...everything went well. Today we're headed to the downtown Y for Megs' birthday party...fun fun!

We love you guys and look forward to hearing about all your adventures! Big Hugs to all!

Love, Mari ;)

lwyma said...

I'm so glad that you made it safely and that you posted that you made it!! I was planning to call your parents if I didn't see anything by this evening!! Love you guys!!

Chan said...

Thank God for your safe travels! Thanks for updating your blog - I love reading your updates! Love you guys!!!! Chandy

Alex L said...

Hey guys, I am glad that the travel went smoothly for the most part. It's great to see the pictures of your house and its surrounding too. Keep us posted and let us know how we can better pray for you. We'll keep praying for you guys!