Saturday, October 30, 2010
Praise the Lord!! We went to closing yeterday afternoon and settled on our former home. Thank you for your prayers, and now it is time to give thanks and praise to God for His abundant provision! He has guided and superintended every step of the way to make this possible! Thank you for your labors in prayer for this. Truly God is good and faithful to answer prayer.
Monday, October 11, 2010
We are nearing our departure for Tanzania, and God is faithfully opening doors in preparation for our arrival. Two things that needed to be accomplished before we arrived in Tanzania were the sale of our home in Maryland, and the purchase of a reliable 4x4 vehicle in Tanzania that would seat at least 8. At this point, it seems that both of these requests have been answered. Two weeks ago, our home went under contract with a proposed closing for the end of October, and just two days ago, Rodney Myers was able to acquire for us a very good Toyota Land Cruiser (pictured above). Everyone I spoke to recommended this vehicle for it's reliability and durability, but finding one with low mileage and "gentle" treatment for a reasonable price was very tricky. We praise God for His faithfulness in continuing to open doors at just the right time! Thank you also for your prayers to this end! Please continue to pray that the home would sell without any complications.
Yours for Christ,
The Shipe Family