Gearing up to move

We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.

We’re in the process of going through all of our mementos of times gone by.   It’s a lot of fun to remember; but sometimes painful too.

We have decided to scan all of our old pictures.  Lucky for me I have a Father in Law who is willing to do the work for us with scanning.  It’s a big job, but it will be nice to store DVDs instead of mountains of pictures.

We have gone through Mark’s old Navy uniforms.  We’re keeping a few, but most of them are going to Goodwill.

I got rid of my graduation cap and gown. I have the pictures, tassel and diploma, and that is sufficient.

We are paring down our Christmas stuff.  That’s been difficult.

We will be moved out of this house a month from yesterday.  We will most likely spend a few days crying buckets while saying a mountain of goodbyes, and then drive into the sunset.

I cannot believe it’s happening so soon.  On the other hand, I’ve been waiting since I was 13 for this, and I can’t believe it’s taken so long to get here.

Either way, in the next month we have a lot to do to make this move happen.  Please pray for us that we have the energy to get it all done, and that the people buying our stuff are generous.

Thanks friends!

*Above picture is Mark cutting the grass in Nicaragua*

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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2 Responses to Gearing up to move

  1. Sean Durity says:

    Pruning (material or spiritual) hurts but is good in the long run. Thanks for continuing to share your journey with us. What happened at 13? That is when God called you to missions?

    • mjstearns says:

      At 13 I went on my first mission trip. We went to Mexico and I fell in love with the Spanish way of life. I loved the language, pace of life, importance of family, and the color everywhere! I knew then that I wanted to be a missionary but when I married Mark (a Navy man) I figured it would never happen. And here we are!

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