Thursday, October 18, 2007


                                                    Phase 2 and Phase 4-what a gang!

WE ARE IN PHASE THREE!!! You are probably asking yourself right about now what in the world is this crazy girl talking about?! Well before I loose you, let me explain. Phase one is the application process to TEAM and going through all the tests and interviews. Then phase 2 is what we just completed last week--a week of "candidate school" where you learn more about TEAM, what being a missionaries is like, how to raise support, insurance and such while on the mission field and much much more.

                                                       our wonderful staff at TEAM!!

We had an amazing time last week getting to know people that are in the same situation that we other words they don't think we are weird for just leaving our comfortable lives here to pursue God's calling on our lives.

So...phase three is what is called DEPUTATION (which if you did not know, it is a ministry). This is the phase where you raise your support (we started technically a little earlier but don't worry we got it cleared!) Anyways please PRAY for God's guidance in all of this and that we would seek to educate people about the need for the Gospel in France while raising prayerful and financial support!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Let there be LIGHT!

After much movement at work, I am finally (5 months) settled into my new office. The only thing that was missing was a lamp that could add even more color to my office. So yesterday I made a trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond and purchased a very resonable and colorful floor lamp. It adds so much to my office!

In other news, we leave on saturday for our candidate school training with TEAM. Daniel and I opted to drive to Wheaton so that we would not have to spend money on renting a car. I honestly love the journey in the car with the man i love!

I look forward to spending a week away (sat. to sat.) with Daniel learning about what we are both so passionate about...MISSIONS! I also look forward to the cooler should be about 50 degress at night and around 70ish during the day. I get so excited about waking up early, sliping into our workout close, and taking a long (5 ish miles) run through the neighborhoods that are so peaceful. Oh how excited i am...I WANT TO LEAVE NOW!

Before I leave though, I will be getting my hair done (high and low lights to go a little darker for winter with a cute cut) and then off to the spa for a deep tissue massage, scalp massage, and a relaxing pedicure (complements of my wonderful mother-in-law who got me a gift certificate to the spa for my birthday in April). I could not decide when I wanted to go, but 6 months wondering I relized this is the perfect time(not to mention they only give you a certain amount of time to use it)!

And finally...we leave for FRANCE in 29 days! OH THE EXCITEMENT!!!