Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Goodbye Kamloops!

Goodbye Kamloops!
Well... there have been more twists and turns in our lives than we can handle (ok we can handle it because God gives us the strength... but...). We are planning a family day tomorrow (thanks to some friends)... thank you to those of you who have had us for meals, taken us out for meals, joined us at the park, popped in for a visit, etc. It was a blessing to be able to connect with old friends! A very special THANK YOU to Jason and Lorena and children for letting us stay in their 3 bedroom home with them... for feeding us... letting us do mountains of laundry... and everything else! May God richly bless you for your generous hospitality!

Talitha will stay in Kamloops and then go to Yellowknife at the end of August to live with a friend of ours who is going for work (she will find a job and be available to stay with our friend's 14 year old daughter when our friend goes out of town for work).

Pete will go to Ft. St. John (two of his brothers are living there) and will hopefully get on as a swamper and learn to drive truck at the same time (he has been in contact with a couple of companies and it is looking hopeful). He got his air brakes and class one learners while here in Kamloops and hopes to get his class one license as soon as possible. So needless to say we will all be split up again, and so tomorrow we will hopefully enjoy the day together before going our separate ways.

Meagan, Trevor, Tavis and I will drive back to New Brunswick on Wednesday. The closing date on our house will be August 22 and that is coming up quickly. I will need to be back in time to get all the papers signed and the kids registered for the school year.

We would all appreciate your PRAYERS as we head out on a NEW journey. God has made us very flexible people and we appreciate that He has made us that way. It is not easy to embark on adventures like this all the time, but God continues to give us the strength that we need to make it through! I must say though that I (personally) am very tired, not only from the whole adjustment to North America, but from eating WAY TOO much, visiting a lot, running around, traveling, etc... I look forward to getting moved into our new house and getting the kids into school and settling into a church and making friends!

WE want to say THANK YOU to those of you who have helped us financially along the way... this trip would not have been possible without you (you know who you are)... we are very blessed! So THANK YOU!Well, I will sign off for now, it's almost 2 AM and I can't sleep... tired but can't sleep... that doesn't help anything does it?!?!

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