Monday, December 1, 2008

Tomorrow, we leave POC to spend a few days traveling until we leave for Honiara on Friday. Not sure what kind of e-mail connection we will have, so it will probably be about a week before I can update the blog again. We are so excited that God is bringing this leg of our journey to a close and leading us to make our new home in the Solomon Islands. Please continue to pray for us as we are in transit this week:

*For rest and laughter (Prov. 17:22) as we spend two days in Madang (just our family!)
*For favor with the airlines (Prov. 21:1) as we travel with six big boxes all perilously close to the weight limit
*For sweet words to be on our lips (Prov. 16:24) - especially on Thursday and Friday as we navigate airports with lots of bags and lots of kids

We are really enjoying the Advent season. The kids are old enough now that they can participate in the scripture reading during our devotionals, and they remember the words to the songs. Last night, we began lighting the Promise Candle on our Advent wreath, and we set up our Lego nativity scene. Sarah cut snowflakes out of white paper and adorned her window here at POC. I have a feeling that these snowflakes will be tucked in her backpack to travel to Honiara!


TheHarriman Family said...

Choate's----your family is so beautiful! You are such an inspiration to our family and we pray for your continual safety and spreading of God's Word. Just out of curiousity--what do you do about Katherine not being potty trained? Do babies just run around in the buff? I loved the picture of her little bum :-).

Anonymous said...

I had the same question about Katherine and the potty training. Funny, I guess it's a Mom thing.
What a wonderful picture of the FAMILY. I was especially glad to see Joanna in the picture. I miss you.
Prayers and blessings as you spend this time together and as you travel, yet again.
As I have begun the decorating process here at home, thoughts of you all and how you will do that in your home in the islands have crossed my mind. Thank you for sharing the "little things" that are such big parts of life.
I love you,

S and J said...

We are enjoying the pictures and getting a small glimpse into your lives. I especially loved the FAMILY picture too!
Tell Sarah that Elizabeth has been praying especially for her as a missionary kid in part of several GA projects over the past couple of months.
Love and hugs,
Joanna L.