Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Things for sale

It occured to me that I had not posted our stuff that is for sale. So here it goes.

House: 3/2 in Three Oaks. You can go to for more info.

Car: Buick Rendevous 2002. Seats 7 Blue exterior/gray interior. $9100

That is about it. I will update this list as things get sold. Please call me if you are interested in anything and I can e-mail you a picture of it. Thanks.

Monday, November 26, 2007

End of November

I pray you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We went to Orlando to visit with my family and then drove to Sarasota to visit with David's parents and we met some new friends that live in the states that are from South Africa. It was fun to meet them and ask questions.

Only two more months and we will be leaving Ft. Myers. I know I've said it before but it just doesn't seem real. The crating company is coming on Wednesday to see how much we will be crating. Wow, I better start making my lists. We have started to sell the furniture. Thankfully it is to people in the church. They are letting us use it as long as we need it. We still have not found a buyer for the house but a friend reminded me that God is seldom early but never late. We have sped through the process and this is a road bump to us but it isn't to God. Thank you to all of you who have prayed for our house to sell. Please keep praying.

Please pray for this transition period for our children. Micah asked me yesterday when we would putting up the Christmas tree. My answer was "we don't have a tree anymore." (I am allergic to real Christmas trees so that is not an option) Then he saw our neighbors putting up lights and he wanted to know when we would be putting up our lights. You guessed it we no longer have Christmas lights. He was so sad. We did put out some decorations that we are keeping and some people from our Sunday School class have generously offered trees for us to put up. But please keep praying for the children.

Also, David has 4 more business days until he tells his boss about all of this. We are not sure how his boss will take this. Please pray December 3rd that David will be able to keep his job for the month. We need to keep the insurance until we leave.

Thank you so much for your support, friendship and prayers. We could not do this without you.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Appointment Week

We are back! We had a great week in Springfield. There were 82 IMB missionaries being appointed. We went to lots of meetings on everything from crating to saying goodbye. We met our regional leaders for the first time. We also got to meet 3 other couples that are in our region (CESA - Central, Eastern & Southern Africa) that will be going with us to orientation in February and to 40/40 in Zambia when we first arrive in Africa. We met Trustees that are in our region. What a wonderful time we had with them. Each couple shared their testimony and then they laid hands on us and prayed for us. It was such a sweet time. We also got to hang out with friends that we met at candidate conference in August. Our senior pastor, Richard Powell was there to cheer us on. He is on the Board of Trustees for the IMB. It was awesome to have him there with us.

On Wednesday afternoon we had a run through of the evenings program. Each of the missionaries had to do a testibyte. This is a very small snippet of your testimony. When we looked at the program David and I learned that we would be going first. Nothing like starting out with a bang. That night we were led out in front of the Illinois State Baptist Convention. It was such an awesome experience. It is very humbling to think that God has called me. I am so unworthy and yet He still calls. So I obey. In the service they sang I Surrender All. It was so awesome to sit on a stage with 80 other people that really get that. It really is hard to put into words.

Please keep praying for our family. Our house still needs to sell. We also have two cars to sell and most of our furniture. David is very busy at work and at school. Pray for a smooth transition for the children. They are already having a hard time with leaving family. Pray that we would be able to minister to our unsaved friends that don't really understand why on earth we would give up this life for a life in Africa. Please pray for us and our family as we say goodbye. That is the hardest part. As always we thank you so much for your prayers.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I can hardly believe it is already November. I wanted to give you the latest update on the Delac Family adventure. Tomorrow (Fri. Nov. 2nd) David and I will be flying to Springfield, IL for appointment week. Throughout the week we will be going to meetings and having conferences with the Board of Trustees for our region. I am told the whole Board of Trustees will vote again on us and then on Wednesday, Nov. 7th (my dad's B-day) we will be appointed. The children are going to David's parents house for the weekend and then Pop's (Michael) will be staying with them during the week so that they don't miss to much school. Please pray for travel mercies for all of us and for a hedge of protection over our family while we are apart from each other.

The house still has not sold. We thought we were going to get a contract last week but it just never happened. I know God had a hand in that and that he has a buyer for us in His perfect timing. Please continue to pray for this.

I will write more next week after appointment and let you know how it went.