One week closer to Nicaragua

We’ve been super busy this last week!

The M’s game was a success.  However, the busy week following received mixed reviews.  Theo threw up a few times the next morning.  While that by itself is disgusting enough, add to that lovely tidbit the fact that I caught it in my hand, and you have major disgustingness.  Luckily he seemed to be feeling fine by the next day.

We did a run with all of my Dad’s family that Sunday and had a BBQ after, so that was a major up.  During the run my beloved brother decided to throw water in my face “like the professionals do” (his words, not mine).  This led to full biological warfare.  The war ended with me getting a charlie horse and a bruise on my quad.  This made running quite difficult, but we finished our full 8k.

The rest of the week was mostly preparing for our garage sale.  Ugh.  Garage sales.  I’d never had my own, having never lived in a house that was garage sale accessible.  Even with the dreary rain on Friday, we had a very successful sale, selling approximately $900 worth of goods.  Only one item was over $100, and most of the items we sold were less than $5.  If you’re interested in some practical garage sale tips, I suggest checking out Money Saving Mom’s post on garage sales.  For the last couple of hours of the sale we set out our grocery bags, and told people that they could fill a grocery bag for a buck.  It was hugely successful, we were able to get rid of almost everything and had a relatively small Goodwill run.

Our specific goal and prayer requests for this week is that we’ll be able to pay off the truck by the end of the week.  This is the first milestone in our one time cost list.

Have a great week!

Here’s a view of Safeco and Seattle on Opening Day!

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About mjstearns

We are Mark, Jenni, Tate and Theo Stearns. We currently live in Beaverton, Oregon, but are planning to move to Nicaragua within the next six months. We'll be serving as missionaries to Verbo Church, a non denominational church with several Nicaraguan locations. Specifically we'll be working at Casa Bernabe, an orphanage run by the church, assisting in vocational training and transition programs for the older boys.
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