A Time for Everything…

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…”

Ecclesiastes 3:1

After 5 years of meetings, preparation, planning, traveling, connecting, selling, learning and watching our family grow physically, mentally and spiritually, we are embarking on a new adventure…we leave for the field March 10, 2011!!

We can’t even begin to explain our excitement, anxiety, fear, joy, spinning thoughts and huge list of unfinished tasks…the time has finally come to start our new lives overseas.

We have an incredible amount of things to accomplish over the next 29 days and we hope you’ll continue to join us on our journey to serve the Lord in a new country with a new people, new language and  a culture that will take some time to wrap our minds around! We look forward to the day when we can live and serve those in Austria, and our move to Germany is the first step in this long, difficult process. We continue to pray the Lord will open the doors quickly for us…we know that His will is not the same as ours and we will serve Him where ever He leads us.

The first items on our master to-do list are to confirm our flights with our travel agent, get our paperwork in order, purchase health insurance and pack our favorite things.  We’ll be having a “WHAT’S LEFT” moving sale next week and will send out info about that as soon as we can arrange it.  We have already given notice to our landlord, utility companies, etc. and are getting our countdown calendar organized.

We have gotten the release from KMUSA to leave for the field because we have raised all of our start-up costs and have reached their minimum monthly support requirement.  We will need to raise additional financial commitments to stay in the field long term and are looking for those who will join our financial support team.

We will be putting out more updates over the next few weeks as we share our countdown with you…we are so thankful for you who have stood with us as we have followed the Lord’s guiding and leading.  We are blessed to have you be a part of our team and look forward to what the Lord has for ALL of us as we have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with those we meet in our travels.

We fly out of the USA on March 10 and fly into Stuttgart, Germany on March 11. Our first temporary home will be at the KM Zentrale offices in Wüstenrot, Germany. We should be there about 6 weeks and will be using this time to register with the police, fill out visa applications, start the Mission Academy, start language school and register the kids into the German school system and look for an apartment to rent.

Please continue to pray for us, our family and our mission (and for wisdom and a clear mind these next few weeks!)

For the glory of the King…

Gene & Amy

To become a financial supporter, please visit http://www.calledtopurpose.com and click on the financial support link for partnership options.

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~ by geneandamy on February 9, 2011.

2 Responses to “A Time for Everything…”

  1. Awesome! Glad to see you guys are coming! My sisters are flying over on the 10th as well. Any chance you’ll be flying with United from Chicago to Frankfurt?

  2. Awesome! Glad to see you guys are coming! My sisters are flying over on the 10th as well. Any chance you’ll be flying with United from Chicago to Frankfurt?

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