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2 days and counting!

We will leave for MAF in TWO DAYS!

One more day of work at Trader Joe’s.

One day of travel to Nampa, Idaho.

One day to rest.

And then we begin!

The time has finally come for us to start our adventure with Mission Aviation Fellowship. We cannot describe how excited we are. There is a flood of emotions and feelings coursing through our minds and we are ready to start. We do not know what the future holds, but there is nothing that is going to stop us from finding out!

So, here is what is going to happen in the next few weeks.

Monday, January 13th – We start Candidacy, a two-week process in which we learn all about where MAF serves and what they do in all of those countries. Near the middle of the second week, we will receive a country assignment and become full-fledged missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship! Wahoo!!! As far as we know, the options are Indonesia, Haiti, Mozambique, Central Asia, Lesotho (pronounced Less-Soo-Too), or the Democratic Republic of Congo. We will keep you all posted and let you know as soon as we know!

Monday, January 27th – The Ministry Partnership Seminar, a two-week process in which we learn how to build partnership with people and churches as we prepare to serve overseas. It is important to have a strong support system in the U.S. because the work is going to be challenging. We will write a prayer letter, practice giving presentations, and learn about different ways to keep people informed about what we are doing.

We will return to Reno on Saturday, February 8th and spend a month meeting with people and sharing our vision, serving at Summit Christian Church, and mapping out preparations for moving overseas later this year.

We wanted to let you all know we are at 100% of our One-Time Outgoing Fund and almost at 100% of our Monthly Support. We don’t have the complete total for our Monthly Support because we are waiting to hear back from a few individuals and families. We are overwhelmed by the love and blessing God has shown through His people. We are in a unique situation to have so much support before we even start with MAF. Thank you so very much. This is huge because it allows us to move quickly through the required training. If all goes as we hope, we can be off to our assigned country by August of this year!!! Praise God!

We will get back to our weekly posts and keep you updated on how things are going in Idaho, how you can pray for us, and what we are learning about in regards to MAF and what our lives will look like. Thanks again and God Bless.

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