Nancy and I have covered a lot of miles and engaged in various activities during the past week. In this post I outline what we’ve been doing with the hope that you will join us in thanking God for his provision and protection.
I could begin earlier and mention activities like packing up our house, celebrating Easter with friends from church, and preparing for a number of “walk-throughs” of our house in Spokane which is listed with a realtor. However, I will begin with early last Monday morning when I took Nancy to Spokane International Airport where she began her trip to Africa. She spent the next two days traveling to her first training venue, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Her reports from her first week of training events have been full of stories about how God is wonderfully blessing Nancy and her trainees. She has been posting stories on her Facebook page.
While Nancy was traveling to the other side of the world, I packed our house into a 26 foot U-Haul truck and a 12 foot U-Haul trailer and drove to the other side of the country. I arrived at Swiss Woods, our friends’ bed and breakfast in Lititz, PA Saturday evening, tired, but grateful for the safe journey.
Sunday I drove to State College, PA to join other family members in celebrating my younger brother’s induction into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame. Participating in these kinds of family events will be much easier as Pennsylvania residents. We look forward to more connections with family.
Monday I unpacked the U-Haul vehicles into a storage area and met with a lawyer who agreed to represent me before the township Zoning Hearing Board. Even though the lawyer’s costs are high and outside my budget, I decided that there is too much at stake to attempt to represent myself. If everything is not complete and correct, it could be another month before we get the zoning permit. We must secure a zoning permit before we can apply for a building permit, which is required before we begin construction.
So, a week into Nancy and my extended time away from Spokane and each other, we are grateful for how well things are going for us. We have traveled many miles and completed a number of objectives.