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The land of the rising sun and other exciting changes

Hello world... I'm back!!! And I have got news!!!  Firstly I'd love to share with you that we are now a gluten, dairy and sucrose free family!  Woohoo!  In this change Alexander has picked up weight and Emiel and I have lost weight.  Beatrice on the other hand is growing just as she should, beautifully!

In other news...we are in the (very overwhelming) process of moving to Japan for a year!  God has done sooooo much in our hearts and I promise I will write a post just on that.  Two Sundays ago our pastor asked us if we'd be interested in going to Japan to teach and get involved with a church there.  My response was to burst into tears.  We WILL go WHEREVER God calls us!  Obviously we said yes.  This Sunday it was confirmed and thus began a VERY overwhelming week.  There are some MAJOR mountains that need moving before we can board a plane to an adventure we feel so called to.  Please, please pray for us and if you want to support us financially that would be incredible too.

Our needs:
1.  Passports-we need 4 new passports (Emiel and I need to renew, but the process and cost is the same)
2.  A Specific Visa that is hinging on our passports and another document also hinging on our passports
3.  Our airtickets
4.  Money for all the other needs we may incur in the actual process and for entry, etc.
5.  We need new clothes.     
6.  I need new glasses and contact lenses.
7.  We want to be able to make our home for the last two years sparkle a bit.  This could require finance or helpful hands.
8.  We need two strollers, sturdy yet, compact. OR a twin stroller, sturdy yet, compact.
9.  Luggage for all of us.
This is all kind of URGENT!

We really know that God is so control even though I often have heart palpitations.  Emiel and I were worried about where we were going to live next year, now we have an apartment, we were worried about where Alexander would go to school and he will be going to the MOST amazing school. I just know that if God has done this much He CAN and WILL do the rest.  I would love for you to be involved in the process.

Much love


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