Friday, April 12, 2013

JUST THE FACTS, part 1


We recently had a friend on Facebook to say, "SUPER excited for you guys!!!!  I want details though, when, where, etc!"

In response, here is a list of
JUST THE FACTS!
  1. The Myers Family have committed to serve 2 years in the Peoples Republic of China.                               
  2. I (Jacob) will be teaching English in a university SOMEWHERE in China.
  3. Sarah will be homeschooling the kids, taking care of Xavier, hosting my students at our apartment and hopefully volunteering at an orphanage.
  4. Wow! Sarah's list is much longer. 
  5. We'll find out exactly WHERE sometime in May or June after the universities communicate where they need teachers and after our organization places us on a team.
  6. Am I nervous or scared?  NO!  We have way too much to do in order for us to get over there.  Ask me 30 minutes before we board the plane with 3 kids!
  7. We roughly have 3 months, 12 days, 5 hours, 11 minutes and 5 seconds until we leave for a week of training in Colorado which is the last week of July.
  8. We get to take a grand total of 8-9 suit cases between 5 people.
  9. Our hearts are very grateful for all the Oklahoma fellowships that are supporting us through the Total Support Program (TSP).
  10. Minus the TSP funds,  we are required to raise $22,000 in our account by July of which $9,000 has already been donated.
  11. The Father is our provider!                                                                                                                          
Will you lift up our family as our time in the States comes to an end and China draws near?  Will you also please consider financially partnering with our family so we can make an eternal difference?  To make a contribution please click here. Thank you, from the Myers Family!



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Passports , Paperwork, and Packing

      We are leaving... In a little over three months! The frantic scrambling to finish paperwork has begun. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. It's true, however that these last weeks our nights have been full of paperwork to fill out.

     We had to get passports for both Ephraim and Xavier. Ephraim's was a wild goose chase because at first we thought we had to get a certificate of citizenship before we could get his passport. We were relieved to find that we didn't have to have this, not to mention the fact that it saved us $550! It's quite amusing (and adorable) that our littlest one has a passport. Boy was it fun getting him to pose for that photo.

      In the daytime, while Jacob has been at work, in between homeschooling Eden, I have been packing little by little with help from a friend. It was such a relief to be able to donate a lot of our stuff to a massive garage sale for a good cause. I was not looking forward to having a garage sale of my own. The preparation for now, though tedious, is a sweet reminder of the fact that we will be where our Father is leading us soon.


       Showers of blessings:
Outing with Eden to paint pottery.
Good teacher who watched out for Ephraim on his field trip.
A healthy 2 month checkup for Xavier at 13lbs 12 oz.
Jacob getting to participate in a special moment at fellowship.
Jacob finding out he was the top promotional salesman for March at his job.
Sweet time spent with Sarah's family watching the kids ride their bikes outside.