The Catching Up:
The past two days of James have been incredible, but man, it takes a lot out of you to read everybody’s stuff and think deep thoughts and leave coherent comments and memorize lots of verses all at once.
Phew. I’ve got my work cut out for me today.
Fun Cambodia news! We’ve been saving and saving and saving, and we were inching closer and closer to the $9000 mark. Woohoo!! I had e-mailed a missions travel agency for a quote (for our plane tickets) a few weeks ago, and the options they gave me were going to be around $9,500-$10,000. I told them we didn’t have that much yet and prayed the prices wouldn’t go up.
Then last week I got a royalty check for one of my books, and PRAISE JESUS, I e-mailed them back and said, depending on what the prices are now, we may be able to buy our tickets!
Oh, and we’ve decided to go for a WHOLE ENTIRE MONTH. (eek!!)
So yesterday I get this e-mail with a new quote. UNDER $8000!! Are you kidding me?!? I knew there had to be some mistake.
I signed the contract, Gabe is faxing it tomorrow morning, and then we will be the happy, giddy owners of 5 tickets to Cambodia (+ travel insurance). Departure date: December 11.
THAT’S IN THREE MONTHS!! (eek!!)
Gabe has saved almost all of his vacation days for the year (bless his heart!) and got it cleared by his boss. Praise Jesus!!
Next up: saving $ for our tickets from Cambodia to Thailand/food/lodging/whatever else you need if you’re going to spend a month overseas. And soon I’ll be sharing some fun ways you can help by donating supplies to various ministries who are doing amazing work in Cambodia.
Happy Weekend, friends! Thanks so much for all your love and encouragement!