It's already August 24th and we have been sidetracked for a few weeks for a Great Missionary Experience. We have been able to have Li Jing (our new Chinese friend) in our home with the Mandarin Missionaries. She was baptized on Saturday August 20, by her husband (Fred Sun). We were blessed to be able to get to know them and are grateful for them in our lives. Li Jing left this a.m. for Shanghai then Suzhou where she will continue to teach Mandarin to high school students until the new year. She hopes to come over to stay at that time. We will miss her but hope to hear from her often.
We are now refocusing, have sold the cars back to the dealership, about finished the major shopping, emptied the cupboards, taken the boxes downstairs, etc. After we speak on Sunday, we will be able to finish the house off and be ready??? to go. We are staying at the airport Sept. 1 as we leave early on Sept. 2, 2011. Then off to Seattle, Salt Lake, stay 2 weeks, then to Chicago, London (9+ hrs), then to Johannesburg, and up to Lusaka, Zambia - our new home for the next 23 months. Whew. We should arrive very refreshed, right? More Later.