Friday, October 22, 2010

Yes, I am still alive!~

We have been in the US for almost 2 months now. Although we have internet connection, I rarely have any time to my self, which is when I normally blog.

We have had a great time so far. We love visiting the churches and seeing the sights. We are now about 2 hours south of Chicago. We made a quick visit this morning to the Lincoln presidential museum, which was wonderful.

We just moved into our motorhome two days ago. It is great, but the gas mileage is horrible!
We will just have to pray that God will provide!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Praise to the Lord

For He is good.

The Customs papers have arrived. All is Done. All is Finished. We only had to pay 560 dollars.

So, within one week, we received Neil's visa and the Customs paperwork, all done.

I cannot tell you what a relief this is.

We are overjoyed.

Lesson to be learned. When you want to ship a container, talk to the experts first. Not your buddy. Lesson over.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Its here!

The fat lady is singing.´
Neil has his visa in his hand.
We are on our way.

Thank you, Lord

Friday, August 06, 2010

Drive-by posting

I really shouldn't take the time to do this, as we are so pressed for time.
Neil was told that they OK'd his visa, but it will take about 3 weeks to get it. It ain't over until the fat lady sings. No singing until the visa is HERE!

New missionaries, the Reyes family arrived last week. They will be staying with us until we leave, and satying in our house while we are gone. We are so glad that they are here.

I am on overload due to all that must be done before furlough. Please pray for me.
I am hoping that we will get almost everything done before we go so taht we can take a few days off on arrival to enjoy the US.

By the way, what do y0u like to see in a missionary display, and what do you like to see in a missionary presentation? Do you like them long, or short? What do people really like to know about missionaries?

Thanks for the imput.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Another update

Well, container issue, not done, but looking good.
Visa issue; we have an appointment for an interview on Monday. We leave for Santiago tomorrow night after church.

The Reyes family arrived on Thursday. They will be living with us until we leave and they will be staying in our house while we are gone. There are 9 of us in the house now, so, Lord bless us!

I miss blogging regularly but I am still here. I am so sorry that I do not comment enough. I read all your blogs and I love them.

Also, to all my missionary friends headed to the US, hope to see you around while you are on furlough!

God bless, Y'all!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good-ish news

As you may know, we have been waiting for over 2 years for our stuff to be liberated from Customs. We have jumped through all the hoops time and again.
Tuesday, we found out that the paperwork had finally gone through. All we needed to do now was pay. But now they say that we need an agent, (more money) and they said that we were trying to liberate too much. So now we have to pay. We don't know how much. Could be 500 dollars, could be 3000. We won't know until goes there tomorrow, which means an overnight bus ride to Santiago and a 2 hour bus ride to Valparaiso.

Please pray for us. We are a tad stressed.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The things I hear

For World Cup, Neil got our TV hooked up to the cable.
Our cable is international, so we get commercials from everywhere. Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, the list goes on and on.

So, we were watching a commercial about a fabric softener that keeps smelling good.....for months!
That was their pitch. You didn't have to wash things for months because they still smelled good.
My goodness. There in really nothing I'd like to leave unwashed for months, no matter how good it smelled!