May 2, 2012

Our New Apartment!

We moved into a new apartment! I think a few records may have been set in this move, as we were able to fit all of our possessions into 6 suitcases. Also, loading the pick-up with our stuff, driving to our new apartment, and unloading our stuff into the new apartment took us about 30 minutes total.

 All of our earthly possessions:

Check out the pictures comparing our first and second apartment... 

Apartment #1: one-room apartment consisting of combined bedroom and dining room, small bathroom, and small kitchen. 

Now, cross the threshold of our new apartment...Apartment #2

And check out our new living and dining room space...the camera could not fit all of it into one shot...which is saying something...

Our new kitchen space...with more than enough cupboard space than we could ever fill...and is that an electric stove I see?!

Our ricidulously long, and somewhat spooky-in-the-dark hallway...

Bathroom #1 (which means there is a Bathroom #2)

Our currently unfurnished bedroom...which means somebody needs to come visit us so that we will be motivated to furnish it. Any takers?

You may also come and swim in our new KING SIZE bed. When you're alarm goes off and you have to roll over a few times to turn it off, you know it's a big bed.

Entertainment center...and big box TV...kickin' it old school. But check out the lovely closets on either side.

And more closet/dresser space. So much space.

And finally, Bathroom #2. The pink fixtures make it quite a beauty, I think.

The apartment is a lot older than our first apartment, in decor and overall sructure. It also does not have internet like our last apartment. However, it is so much space, more than we could ever need on our own, a true blessing from God! So our prayer is that God will help us use the space to be a blessing to others...whether it's social gatherings, visitors, or helping whoever might need a place to crash.

And here is May already. In one short month and one day, we will be flying to Michigan, with one year of teaching in Guatemala under our belts, and two more years left on contract. We are looking forward to spending extended time with family, attending weddings, and taking a break from teaching. (In other words, playing a lot of golf and reading by the pool...) We are returning to Guatemala on August 1.

So...if you have a moment to spare...please consider praying for the following...

1. A smooth ending to the school year...that everything will get done and that we will not cry too hard when we say goodbye to our good friends here. Many of our teacher friends are not returning next year.
2. That the last teaching positions will be filled for next year. Interested? Let us know!
3. That our traveling home will go smoothly.
4. That God will continue to stretch us and help us grow, and that we will never get too comfortable...even though it hurts sometimes...

Grace and Peace,