Friday, May 14, 2010

The wait is over

It was so fun to see all of your guesses as to where we will be going.
And a few of you guessed correctly!

We are praying, planning and preparing to go to
Tauranga, New Zealand
in early 2012.

The plan is to spend the next year and a half
seeking the Lord,
paying off debt,
raising support,
praying, praying, praying,
growing in the Lord and His Word (the Bible),
learning,
being pruned and taught,
etc., etc., etc.

I am excited
and scared
and everything else in between.

I can't wait to see what God is going to use us to do for His Kingdom.
And I'm so humbled by the fact that He chooses to use sinful, broken nobody's like us to carry out His will.

More details on our journey as they come :)

Picture of Tauranga, New Zealand

Some interesting facts about New Zealand:
-New Zealand means, "Land of the long white cloud"
-They have more sheep than people.
There are 9 sheep to every human in NZ.
-A "kiwi" is New Zealand’s native flightless bird as well as the slang term for a New Zealander. Kiwis call the fruit “kiwifruit” or Chinese Gooseberries.
-NZ is the first country to see the sunrise.
-The awesome movie series "Lord of the Rings" was filmed entirely in NZ.
-Bungee jumping originated in NZ.

5 comments:

Sara said...

That's so neat! New Zealand looks like such a beautiful country. How long will you go for? What a wonderful thing! I have felt the Lord leading me as well. Good for you! You are in my prayers!

Courtney said...

It's also where many of the original members of the Newsboys are from. It's supposed to be beautiful, blessings during this time of preparation, I know that God has great things planned for you all!

hanna said...

oh wow, how exciting for you. I grew up in Tauranga, it is a beautiful place.

danielle said...

Hey, its Danielle, I just read this. Why Tauranga? What is going on over there? My husband has relatives in New Zealand, so if you need somewhere to stay when you first arrive there are people that you can stay with while getting over jet lag! Just remind me when it hits 2012, and we will let them know : ) New Zealand is a beautiful place I hear, Luke wants to take me there! Maybe we can meet up and I can finally meet your kids when you get over there...

Leonie said...

I am a kiwi, living in Australia but moving back to NZ in 7 weeks. You will love it there!!!
We used to live in Hamilton, an hour from Tauranga. Tauranga is a beautiful place with a nice slow pace of life. All the best for your move.