Friday, December 5, 2008

The countdown starts!

Nineteen days and counting! It's hard to believe that I'm almost at the point where I'll be getting on a plane and heading to Ghana. I am renting a global phone which should arrive right before I leave. I was worried about how to entertain myself during my layover in London on Christmas day but I think I will have plenty to do programming my new phone and texting people. My incoming texts will be free (hint hint) but outgoing texts cost money. :(




All in all, some things are falling into place, some things are falling apart. Sadly I had to put my beloved German Shepherd to sleep two weeks ago. Holly was a sweet dog, totally devoted, and I will miss her terribly. However, I know that she didn't suffer and I'm glad that I was with her until the very end. This now leaves Ruffo as the king of the house. I can't tell if he's depressed and missing Holly or not, he's always had the same sad expression on his face!See ??
And - by the way, if anyone has a spare laptop they'd like to donate, Linking Cultures has asked me to find one for a school they support. The Dzorwulu Community School - you can see a description here : http://www.linkingcultures.org/dcs.html
Hoping to end on a positive note I will share a verse which has been a constant reminder to me that I'm doing the right thing.

1 Peter 4:10-11 (New International Version)

10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

I'm glad that I've picked up a few followers on this blog, keep up the comments and the encouragement!

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your testimony today in church. You had nothing to worry about- You did GREAT! God really used you and your story to confirm his will in my life. My husband and I are in the process of adopting a little boy from China with special needs. We already have 4 children. We know this is what God wants us to do. He has not called us to be missionaries in Africa, but we can be a mom and dad to a child who needs a home. A child no one else wants. The quote you used really hit us right where we are at. I know you are in for an advenure. My best friend from high school is a missionary in Togo. She has been there for 10 years. the stories she shares and the prayers she requests, confirm to me how blessed we in the USA really are. You will be in our prayers and we can't wait to hear the amazing things God does in your life and how He uses you to touch others. If you get a minute could you email us that quote you used (shaferfamily@verizon.net) or post it on your blog. Thank you, Kim