The Final Countdown

The plane tickets are purchased, our lease-agreement for our Ugandan house is signed, the new furniture is ordered and bags are ready to be packed. Phew! We keep thinking things will slow down after the next said thing (estate sale, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year, etc…), but it only seems to get busier.  The to-do list is growing by the hour. 


One minute we feel super excited and are ready to be there and then the very next minute we might be crying. We are working hard on grieving in a healthy way and helping our children grieve in a healthy way.   God has been so gracious to us during this time of crazy transition. He leaves us little love gifts all over the place. Our children are most excited about the gift of snow that they asked Him for (sorry Atlanta). 



We are basking in the promises that He gives us in His word. Here are some of our favorites:


* Psalm 56:3                “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”


* I Peter 5:7                 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”


* Isaiah 41:10              “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am    

                                      your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you  

                                      with my righteous right hand.”


* 2 Corinthians 12:9    “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power       

                                       is made perfect in weakness.”


* Psalm 32:8                “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will 

                                      counsel you with my loving eye on you.”


* Romans 8:31             “If God is for us, who can be against us?”


* Psalm 34:19              “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord 

                                       delivers him from them all.”


Our departure date is Sunday, February 16th. Please be in prayer for us as the travel is looooooong and exhausting. We will rest a few days at a hotel before we move into our new home. 


What I am most excited to tell you about is our send-off service this Sunday, February 9th at 5:00 pm.  We will have a special prayer time at 5:30 p.m. and then dinner is to follow.  This will be a neat time for our family to pray for, eat with and love on everyone before we leave. We really hope you can come and join us!


I want to keep this blog post short and sweet as it will be the last one until we arrive on African soil.  We will continue to update it while we are in Uganda. We can’t wait to share with you all of the new things that God is teaching us and allowing us to experience.


Prayer Needs:


– Traveling mercies

– New friends to be made quickly for Jackson and Lilly

– Culture shock

– Our families/friends left here in the States

– Our health

– For us to trust God for future grace








6 thoughts on “The Final Countdown

  1. Bobbi- such a great adventure for you all. We love and pray for you each day. Good luck and may God keep you safe and happy in your mission for him.

    • We are so excited for you and know that God will be faithful and use you in a wonderful way. We are sorry that we missed saying our goodbyes at RH, but know that you are continually in our prayers. Jim and Helen K

  2. John, Bobbi, Jackson and Lilly:
    I count it a privilege to pray for you all and this wonderful journey. I’m grateful to the Lord you were able to share with our Precept Group. There are mighty prayer warriors in that group that will be faithful to pray. Thank you for being obedient to God’s call on your lives. I can’t wait to see His mighty hand at work through your family and look forward to your updates.

    John: I can’t help but remember our first meeting when you worked here at the County and those lunchtime bible studies. I am grateful to God for allowing our paths to cross and for the joy that has been mine being your sister in Christ. Glory to God in the highest!

  3. We are praying for you each and everyday! We love you and are very proud to know people who truly love God and are completely changing their lives for him and for his children. We pray that Jackson and Lilly make many friends and many memories but most of all I pray that all four of you bring many people to Christ! We love you, miss you and can’t wait to see you again!

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