Into the West: Arrival Day!

enjoying friends from southern Oregon :)
We arrived in Seattle on Sunday evening, tired, but very thankful and nostalgic... we thought back on our road trips-

We've made 8 cross-country road trips in the last 4 years. That is +/- 16,800 miles! We've had a total of 0 accidents, 0 breakdowns, 1 trip to Les Schwab, 1 trip to Nissan... oh and 1 windshield chip repair (on our previous Nissan).

And that's it!

We have been so tremendously blessed in this way by the Lord, all by His choice.
the beautiful PNW


We are now less than 9 months away from our move to Papua New Guinea.

With the Linguistics write-up completed, we are now FINISHED with our pre-field training and as of today will be officially "Enroute" to PNG!

Things are getting very exciting around here as we begin more practical preparations, and get ready to host a special Christmas event, and as we continue building our support team.

As we thank Him, we are also thanking Him for YOU who have come alongside us in so many ways. It's already been an amazing journey, and we haven't even moved overseas yet! It is a blast to share life together as brothers and sisters in Him, is it not? We're all running in the same direction- toward Christ. Let us encourage one another as we run!

~the Martinez family

A warm welcome home from Grandpa :)