Wednesday, March 09, 2011

big changes afoot for waldie and the baldman

After about 10 years of planning, hoping and praying, the hubby and I are so pleased to announce that we will soon be moving overseas. The organization that we will be working with is called Maryknoll Lay Missioners. It's a Catholic-based organization that does social justice work in 6 countries around the world. We're pretty sure we'll be going to either Tanzania or Kenya, but there's a small chance we could go to one of the other 4 countries that they serve (Cambodia, El Salvador, Bolivia, Brazil). We're really hoping to go to Africa, but we're super jazzed about the work that the organization does, so even if we went somewhere else, we'd be okay with that. Our contract would be for 3 1/2 years, with possibilities of extensions if we so choose. You can check out the organization we'll be working for online at

Obviously, it's a total life change for us, for our families and our friends. The hubby and I are a bit dazed and confused right now. But we've already started the process of getting rid of stuff and preparing to divest ourselves of most everything we own. We'll be putting the house on the market (hopefully) by the end of the month. We're also giving away the cats (to a good home) next month...break our hearts! And, no more beekeeping for us (for now). We're giving away one hive this weekend and trying to sell the other one ASAP. It's all tough stuff, but we're up for the challenge and really excited.

I'm sure the hubby and I will be updated Facebook and my blog respectively as things change and our plans come to fruition. In the meantime, if there's anything that we own that you've ever wanted, let us know! ;) Most things will be going the way of the yard sale and Craig's list.

Thanks for everyone's support and prayers. We know that we wouldn't be able to do any of this without the support of family and friends. Your continued support and prayers will be much appreciated.


Anonymous said...

This is such exciting news! Congrats to you and the hubbs!! I look forward to hearing about your adventures and all that you learn!!!


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A&L said...

What an incredible opportunity! We wish you both all the best. We have much admiration for you taking control of your lives and following a long time dream!

-Andy and Lori