Sunday, July 28, 2013

Vagrants no longer!

*ahem* Is there something wrong with this post??

We have a home AND our belongings are inside!  We really did not expect to be in our hoped for home until halfway through August, so we were thrilled when we invited to move in.  Not yet unpacked, but inside nonetheless and we traveled to Mwanza (6 1/2 hours north) to buy appliances for our empty house.  We have also placed an order with a local carpenter to get a bed made for B, a few bookcases and pantry cupboards.

This week has left us feeling so blessed: getting into our home, getting orders placed, buying all of our appliances from a distributer for good prices and finding out that they only want $12.50/appliance to transport them down to Tabora in two days, our landlord will not be raising our rent, the list goes on.  Please join us in thanking the Lord for our smooth transition!

It may seem impossible, but some of the crucial parts we have been waiting for on our vehicle have still not come in.  So, instead of moving in our Land Rover, we have moved in the borrowed car.  We needed to overlap with some missionaries who will be leaving the field and glean from their years of working in Tabora.  And we have had such a wonderful time with them, learning from them, and being an encouragement to one another.  However, it does mean that in a few weeks when we expect the parts in and the work mostly finished Mike will travel back to Iringa to complete the work and trade the vehicles.  

This is just the beginning of the story here- the much anticipated beginning- and we are sure the Lord will continue His good work both in us and through us.

Thank you for praying with us on all of these things,

Stephanie and Mr. Motorcycle

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