Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Getting Ready for Orientation May 4-8

So! Here we are, counting down our time to orientation. This is Tricia Huckaby with a couple notes about what's on my mind.

First of all, things are going smoothly more or less. I keep feeling like there is so much more that I could be doing to prepare... reading particular books or learning Nyanja, but then daily life happens or the sun comes out (and it's actually come out a few times lately!! Yeah!!!)

It boils down to this: Our paperwork is done and once we are through our orientation, I have a feeling I'll be looking at a lengthy and in-depth To-Do List. We will have an enormous amount of fund-raising to do and we'll have a training strategy to put into action. Right now I am praying and that's probably the best kind of preparation. And, I'm trying to keep myself involved by digging into our Bible study, the ladies' study, and meeting regularly with a new accountability partner and my counselor. I've been working on my testimony to share at orientation as well.

I'm a little nervous about orientation, but very pumped about everything. And we're having a great time. It will be awesome to share about orientation and I'm so looking forward to that. Please please please be praying for us. It means the world to us!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Orientation

So, we made it through our applications for Action!! Praise God, it took some serious thinking, reading and writing but we made it through. And man are we sick of talking about ourselves. But not to worry, we are also at the beginning of our paperwork that will move us towards be able to adopt during our time in Zambia. So it's time to talk a lot about ourselves again. And with an upcoming homestudy for the adoption process and our varied interviews and meetings with counselors and such, we will continue to allow our lives to be picked apart and put under the scrutiny of dozens of people. Please pray for this process!! We have orientation from May 4-8th.