We are Here!!!

Sawubona!! Hello from Swaziland!

Wow!! We are here! I can’t believe it. We are actually here…after over a year of planning and preparing and over a month of traveling and saying goodbye and training…after 2 days of intense traveling with 2 hotel stops, 2 flights …16+ hrs in the air and a 6hr bus ride…after juggling 40+ bags with our 2 families…WE ARE HERE!!!!

It seems a bit surreal…we live in Africa…in Swaziland. A small country in southern Africa where over 2 years ago God began to do big things in our hearts and our family. We are home!

We were able to travel with the Malloys, our fellow missionaries coming over from Louisiana, to serve in Nsoko, Swaziland. What a blessing it has been to live life with them during this crazy transition stage. The kids are LOVING it here! They have done amazing through all of the traveling, newness, and just plain craziness. I am so humbled and thankful as I see God’s grace in our lives. He has truly gone before us and prepared our way and our hearts. We serve an awesome God!

Here are lots of pictures from all of our crazy travels and our first couple of days here in Swaziland. Durban Wedding Photographer_0129 Durban Wedding Photographer_0130 Durban Wedding Photographer_0131 Durban Wedding Photographer_0132 Durban Wedding Photographer_0133 Durban Wedding Photographer_0134 Durban Wedding Photographer_0135 Durban Wedding Photographer_0136 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Durban Wedding Photographer_0138 Durban Wedding Photographer_0139 Durban Wedding Photographer_0140 Durban Wedding Photographer_0141 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Durban Wedding Photographer_0143 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Durban Wedding Photographer_0145 Durban Wedding Photographer_0146 Durban Wedding Photographer_0147 Durban Wedding Photographer_0148

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Here We Go!!

Hey Friends!

Just wanted to give you all a little update, I’m a little behind as things have been insane this past month.

Well, I am sitting in a hotel in New York writing this as we have officially started our physical journey to Swaziland! I just need to stop there for a minute and say, Wow! I can’t believe we are really on our way…after more then a year of actual planning for this day…it is here!

There is excitement, and anticipation and heartbreak and lots of tears as we’ve said so many goodbyes…but most of all there is peace. A peace that can only come from God. A peace that brings us joy even amongst the sacrifices of following our Savior.

We fly out of JFK tomorrow morning, Wed Oct 1st, and go straight through to Johannesburg South Africa. It is a 14 hr flight and we will be getting in around 9 o’clock Thursday morning, local time, which is 6 hours ahead of what we’re used to. We will be met by some amazing missionaries and will then drive 6 hours to Swaziland, where we will collapse on a bed. 🙂

We have been able to travel with the other family that God has called to Swazi, The Malloys. Between the both of our families we have 31 bags plus backpacks for everyone. There are five children in all, ranging from ages 8 to 3. Let’s just say we got quite a few “looks” today. Here are some pictures of our day of travel today.

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We ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers during this transition stage.

Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.