Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

We have made it!

Well, after all the waiting and preparing we are finally here in Tomé, Chile! Now that we have been here for a couple of days we cannot even believe that this is reality, we keep telling each other that this place here seems like more of a dream. So much has happened in the two full days that we have been here that it is hard to know where to start.

Yesterday(Thursday the 16th of September) we went and visited a nearby town where people had been displaced, and both of our hearts just really went out to the people because we have slowly been realizing that many people here still have very little after the earthquake and resulting tsunami.

Over the next few days we will be celebrating with the people of Chile as the celebrate their 200th year of independence, we are meeting many people, and all of them are so kind to us. a few things that you can be praying for are.

-Peace to be with the people of this region. Many are fearful that another large earthquake might accompany the one from February.
-For communication between the two of us, and others to continue to go smoothly
-For good rest (the dogs here bark all night long!)
-Much energy! we have a lot of stuff to do

That is all for now! we will have more updates, pictures, and a video coming in the next few days!

Jordan y Missy

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Flight Plans finally announced

Wow, the past week, and especially the past few days has been quite a whirlwind. About a week ago we decided that we should go ahead and pay rent for the month of September to "reserve" the house we will be renting in Tomé. After taking that step a few days later (September 5th) we found out that we had been blessed with enough funds to embark on our trip! Since then we have been scouring the internet for tickets that are both expedient for us to leave as soon as possible, while also being reasonably priced.

Well, today we found the tickets! Praise the Lord! Some good prices, and we will also be leaving very soon. In fact in less than a week from when we are typing this we will be in the air on our way to Chile. That is right! we will be leaving on Tuesday September 14th, and 7:30 am, our flight will take us from Portland to Salt Lake City to Atlanta then we will arrive (Lord willing) to Santiago exactly 24 hours later. After that we will have a nine hour bus ride to Tomé.

We cannot thank all of you for the support in so many different ways that has led up to us being able to head out on this trip, in perfect timing! We will be sure to keep you updated in the following few days before we take off.

Thank you all so much again!

Jordan and Missy