As we look back on the past year during this Thanksgiving weekend, Nancy and I are deeply grateful for the lives we were blessed to touch through our international ministry (primarily Nancy) and the progress we’ve made on our new home. Investing our God-given resources to help others also blesses us. Transforming the old church building into our home has been a wonderful year-long adventure.
After the progress we made this week, we hope to move into the house before Christmas. As you can see in the picture, we now have a garage door. We also have heat! The HVAC guys finished most of their work and the geo-thermal heat pump is now functioning.
This week our contractors installed the rest of the kitchen cabinets. We expect the counter top to arrive next week. We also completed much of the tiling in the bathrooms and we ordered the kitchen appliances. Due to holiday sales, we were able to purchase the range, dishwasher, and microwave oven for less than the normal price of the range!
Our son, Jesse, and his fiance, Cecile, and their friend, Miles, joined us for Thanksgiving at my parents’ home in Benton, PA and then came to Lititz to help us begin moving our stuff from storage into the house yesterday. So, for the first time since last winter, we have access to many of our personal items.
As you might guess, we are eager to move into the house. Nevertheless, we are grateful for the opportunity to pause and remember the many ways God has blessed us during the past year.