As we get ready to leave in only a few short weeks, we have been overwhelmed by all of the support we’ve received from those in our community. Back in June we held three dessert nights to share the vision of our work in Zambia. Friends and family stepped up to host these nights as well as bake for us. Since then we were able to raise the support needed to fund our time in Zambia. We’ve been humbled by how it’s come together and the sacrifices of many. We know it’s no small feat to raise the amount of money we did and we’re grateful to those who have invested in us and the people of Macha.
We’ve had a friend offer their basement crawl space to store our personal belongings so we don’t have to pay for storage space. Other friends are taking a few special pieces of furniture for us to look after while we’re gone. Fellow teachers have offered to gather resources for me, more than I could possibly take. Another friend dedicated several days to help me purge my house, a job that is not my strength but so much easier with her around.
Recently, in a moment of feeling overwhelmed preparing teaching materials, I contacted some friends from home church to see if they could come help. With 24 hours notice only a few days before Christmas, these three ladies came over to help me cut things out for two hours, definitely a tedious job but one we did while catching up around the table.
Lately as we’ve been packing up our house we’ve had people take our boys for the day which has been a tremendous help. It’s a whole lot easier packing up their toys when they’re not around. Others frequently check in with us to see how we’re doing and have offered their support through prayer and encouragement.
This whole adventure would not be possible without the hundreds of you who have supported us in so many ways. Life is not meant to be done in isolation and we are truly grateful for the community who has surrounded us as we prepare to go. So thanks for tracking with us on this adventure. We’re happy to have you along for the ride!