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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We made it!

This picture was taken on the last of our three planes. Aren't we a pretty sight? We had to sprint about a quarter of a mile through the Hong Kong airport. We were kind of confused about when we needed to be a the gate, and by the time we started walking, they were doing the final boarding call. Thankfully we made it and so did our luggage!!!

View of the capital from the plane

Raquel pulled this case through the airport and then spent the duration of our time in line for immigration lying on the floor like this.

She actually was exhausted, and fell right to sleep when we got in the car to go to the guest house (pictured below). Notice Joey the dog. He has already received much love from Raquel:)

All our baggage made it safely through and we shipped it to S right from the airport. We didn't have any problems in Immigration or customs. Praise the Lord and thank you for all your prayers.
Right now we are resting in the guest house that is run by Bill and Rosie Cork. The room we are staying in is air conditioned which is really nice since it's really hot here. We are all really tired, but are trying to stay up until 8 tonight so we don't sleep all day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday Dad!

Half a century today, and we make him lift 70 pound bags to see if they're at the right weight. Oh well, he can rest tomorrow when he's driving us to Chicago... errr maybe we'll just leave for a couple years so he can get a break:)

Tonight we had supper at my Uncle Paul and Aunt Diane's house. We had to say goodbye to them, my grandpa, my cousin Allyssa who I have grown up with and her family. That's when the tears started. I thought I had a heart of stone, but I guess not. When we got back home we also had to say goodnight/goodbye to my sisters Jenna and Lydia since we won't see them tomorrow. This part kind of stinks, but we are excited for what is ahead!

Lasts and a First

Well today was our last Sunday at church since we leave TOMORROW! On Saturday night we had a farewell party at church, and it was so nice to see everyone and be able to say some last goodbyes. Also, at church this morning Pastor Jason, the elders and the missions team prayed over us in the services. We have been so blessed by the body of Christ at FAC and are very thankful for all the support they have given us over the years.

Although it was our last Sunday, it was Raquel's first Sunday in the two's and three's Sunday School class with Mr. and Mrs. Kluge. I was in their class when I was two! She had a blast, and was very well behaved (of course:)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What we've been up to

My mother has graciously given up her sewing room as we try to pack everything we think we might need for the next 2 years into 8 suitcases/trunks. We don't really need deodorant do we?...