1) I am preparing luggage. Our family is headed back to Piedras Negras, Mexico for our family mission trip. There is a team of 20 going to be His hands and feet. I am really excited about going. I am really excited about the children's programs that we will be doing as well as hanging out in the evenings with our new Mexican friends. We have some great things planned to do with each of the orphanages as well as the kiddos that live in Piedra Angular. We have alot to accomplish on our trip (building a pharmacy, VBS for the kids, hospital feeding program). Even with our small group, I know that we will get done what needs to get done. The kids are super excited too!
2) I am preparing the baby's room. This week while the kids were at Camp Mimi, I was able to clean their rooms and get stuff donated. The baby's room had become a place to hold said donations as I have been accumulating things as I clean and organize. Last night, I got almost everything moved out of their room! I am so excited. It is now almost empty, so I can begin to imagine what it will look like in a few months!
3) I am preparing for some good news. Our approval wait time is now into the 5th month. Once we reach our 5th month completion (August 26, but who is keeping track) our agency will contact the Rwandan ministry to see what the word is for our family. Now, we could hear something before then (and I pray that we do) but at least now I have a date to look forward too! This allows me to relax a little in the whole "will it be today" thoughts that seem to run through my head. Also, there is some official (unofficial) news that the Minister was gone for a 3 week leave but has returned today! So we will just see what happens between now and the end of August....
As you can see, there is lots of preparations going on. The next set of preps will be back to school and decorating the baby's room!