Saturday, August 4, 2012

We are here!!!!

Atlanta airport with all 16 bags!

Our apartment in chaos (yes that is a dryer in the living room).

Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you.  He will not fail you or forsake you.

We arrived safe and sound Thursday night, 10:00pm Vienna time.  We were so thankful for Michael Johnstone who met us at the airport and helped us transport all 16 bags to our apartment!  Friday started out fairly early to Starbucks and then a government office to begin the process of getting our visas.  We later enjoyed the Friday staff lunch at the school where they sang "Happy Birthday" to Lydia and several others who are celebrating birthdays this week.  It was nice to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones too.

We then transported 20 shipped boxes to our apartment via the school van and began the unpacking process.  Needless to say things are a mess right now, but we have emptied lots of boxes already!  Our sweet friends Kellye and Hannah Hooks stopped by to visit and brought beautiful flowers.  With their help we made a trip to the mall/grocery store (yes there is a grocery store at the mall) to buy some essentials.  Following dinner at KFC at the mall, we headed home.  We were all so tired, but had difficulty sleeping, so at midnight I was unpacking boxes.  That may be the theme for the next few days or weeks :)

Today we slept in and unpacked more.  We were invited to the Hooks to celebrate Kellye's and Lydia's birthdays!  We enjoyed sweet fellowship with our Middleburg friends along with a trip to their neighborhood ice cream store, yum!!

Thank you all for praying!  Please pray that we are able to get our visas, especially Mitchell, on Monday without any difficulty! Will continue to update you as we progress.

Love to all!!

Ada (aka "Miss" Clair)

1 comment:

  1. I wish you all a perfect experience with your VISA's. God Bless you. Hugs

    Love (Deede & Jim)