Posted by: jeremyh06 | September 10, 2009

Progress…

It’s funny because I have sat down a few times to update everyone on how things have been going.  But, then I realize there’s not really much to update you on.

Most of the last month or so it seems like we have just been spinning our wheels and not getting very far.  While we are making some progress most of the time we are just waiting for things to get done: waiting an hour past our appointment times to see the doctor, waiting on the South African consulate to send us paperwork, waiting on our support to come in, waiting in line at the court house, waiting for people to call us back, waiting to see what is going to happen next, waiting for Jesus to come back before we even get to go on the 16th of Oct. (not literally of course), etc.  Even though we only have 5 weeks to go its a little early to start packing and saying good byes.  We are kind of in a limbo period where there isn’t a lot going on. We are past worrying about all the big things and have moved onto anxiously trying to iron out the details.  I’m ready to get this show on the road and to start a countdown, but the only people I can think of that start a countdown longer than about 5 or 10 days are teachers, inmates, and engaged couples, so starting a 35 day countdown ’til departure does seem a little overboard. I guess we will just continue to wait….

While I don’t like waiting, the good thing I am learning is that when we are not operating from our own agenda and our timeline then we have to lean hard into God and have faith that He is working in us from His agenda and His timeline.

Also, I think it is helping us to move from our American frame of mind of instant gratification into an African frame of mind of “what’s the rush”.  Hopefully this will help with the transition.

That’s about all I’ve got for now.  We’ll start the countdown soon and be more active in a couple of weeks. But, before I go…

…a couple of things I do want to update you on.

  • Sarah’s sister, Lauren, just got engaged last weekend. Congratulations Lauren and Pearson!
  • Two weekends ago we had a cookout and met all of the wonderful people who have paved the way for us to go to Mitchells Plain.  We had a great time and we were greatly encouraged afterwards.
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  1. You just left Raleigh – g’pa and I have watched the minutes this morning! We will be praying for you daily and I have ask many others to pray as well. I know God will use the two of you and kids will come to know Jesus because you were faithful to follow Him. We love you both.
    G’ma and G’pa R


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