Québec, Québec, February 27, 2016
Dear Praying Friends,
Departure date, April 19th!
Thank you so much for praying about the details of our move to France. Since our last update, much has transpired, yet with only one month left before moving out of the house here in Québec City, there is still much that must come together in order to fly from Montréal to Paris on April 19th (Yes, we have tickets!).
One major development is God's provision of a rental house in France! The house is the exact size and is located in the exact neighborhood that interested us last summer. Another, is that we finally received all the documents necessary to apply for our visas. Will you pray about our appointment at the Consulate which will take place in Montréal on the morning of March 1st (Mike's birthday!).
Our choice of an overseas moving company will be sending a representative from Montréal on Thursday to provide a final estimate. All preliminary estimates from five companies have been very expensive. Do continue to pray with us about this very important detail.
The next big item is the sale of our car. Mike intends to have it advertised by this weekend. It must sell in Canada to avoid US import fees. Then there are the logistics involved with trips to Montréal, maybe even to Sept-Iles (for the bank), one more deputation trip to Maine, and getting one more trailer-load of stuff to the US before our departure date.
At times, we have felt as though our heads are spinning! Do continue to pray for wisdom, stamina, and health through this whole process.
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Our God is providing! (1 Thess 5:24)! Won't you pray with us that He will continue to use us for His glory in our last contacts with folks here in Québec? Our desire is to be useful, right up until our move. Pray also that God will prepare our hearts, as well as the hearts of the folks in Rouen, France, for the next chapter in our service for Him.