Québec, Québec, March 12, 2016
Dear Praying Friends,
God is in the Details!
Thank you so much for continuing to pray about the details of our transition to France. We received our visas from the French Consulate in Montréal only 48 hours after the meeting there on March 1st which lasted all of 20 minutes. Another big answer to prayer was the sale of our car. Since it is being purchased by a dear national pastor friend, we will still be able to use it right up until the day before our departure. What a blessing that the vehicle which has been used to carry us over so many miles in the Lord’s work, will continue to be used for His glory here in Québec!
On March 28th the moving company will come to pack our belongings into a 20ft container. This container will then travel to Montréal by truck where it will go through Canadian Customs for export, then be put on a ship that will take it to Le Havre, France, where it will go through French Customs. A truck will pick it up there, then deliver it to our door in Rouen. Our oldest daughter and family arrive this week from South Carolina to help with packing. In the meantime, we continue to try to sell and give away whatever will not fit into the container.
Upon our arrival in France, we will need much wisdom and direction from the Lord. We will need to purchase a car, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, vacuum cleaner, and various other items. Thankfully, most electronic items, will not have to be replaced. Frankly, the move is proving to be very expensive but we are seeing the Lord provide. We are so thankful for those who have contributed towards these moving and “outfitting” needs.
Three Year’s Deputation Over
Last weekend we accepted an invitation to present the work at a church in Maine. The fellowship was a special blessing and we were able to have supper with the pastor of a new supporting church on the way back to Québec. Other than what can be arranged along the way through PA, SC and NC from April 1st to April 19th, three wonderful years of travel and meetings throughout the USA have ended.
Do continue to pray for the folks in Rouen. We are anxious to be with them!