8 Days!

VERY surreal to say that we are leaving for PNG in just 8 days. (!)

Packing for our tribal house. (Ziplocs!) Aiming to
make wise decisions. In this photo, items have been
inventoried. Next step is to pack them inside of
each other, as condensed as possible! :) Then we will
label the inventoried containers and put them into our
crate, which will be shipped this fall (probably), as soon
as we know which tribe and region we will be serving in!
Since most of you have moved permanently overseas, I'm sure you can imagine how busy we are trying to pack and sort through the rest of our belongings and tie up loose ends stateside. :)

And since we've done this before, we've definitely got the process all figured out. (um....)

In the midst of all this, we are enjoying making some last memories with family, friends, our churches and loved ones. Today (Saturday) was our annual Family Farewell party. We got both sides of our families together for a great afternoon of spending time together, water play in the yard, and smoked ribs/chicken! (Some of the family doesn't know that the afternoon ended in a huge water fight, which included all of the grandparents getting soaked by large buckets of water!)

Lisa and her dad at Alki Beach with the family
TOMORROW is our first of two Commissioning Services AND our first of two Open Houses. See the details below, and we really hope to see you to say 'farewell'!

Commissioning Services:

(We will be prayed over and "sent off" together as the Body of Christ)

Sunday, July 13 at Boulevard Park Church in Burien

Sunday, July 20 at Grace Church in West Seattle (White Center area)

Open Houses:

(Come say farewell, eat free snacks, and get your picture taken for our fridge!)

Sunday, July 13 from 3pm - 6pm at:  

Saturday, July 19 from 1pm - 4pm at 840 SW Channon Dr, Normandy Park, WA 98166

Our NEXT blog should have our mailing address in PNG and instructions for anyone who'd like to mail letters or care packages.

~Noe, Lisa, Naya and Jocellyn

PS- Jocie lost her 2nd tooth this week, and Naya lost her 10th tooth!