We have been here in Bolivia for almost a week now and the challenges of settling in are keeping us as busy as we were as we left the States. For months before leaving we were making plans, packing and working on paper work. And then after finding out we were expecting we suddenly had to add maternity clothes and baby things to our already bulging luggage. Needless to say, we were still preparing to leave at the last minute.
The hardest part, however, was saying goodbye. As the weeks passed and our departure date came nearer and nearer our goodbyes began to friends and family. The hardest part was the weekend before we left as our final goodbyes to our closest family and friends were said.
And now here we are in Bolivia getting settled into a new country. These last few days have been full of preparations to live. We have looked
at houses, furniture, appliances, and seen a doctor to ensure our baby girl is handling the altitude safely. It has been a whirlwind of a week! But throughout all the changes and hardships we have seen God’s grace become so real. He has walked with us every step of the way and it’s because of our Lord’s help that we have made it this far.
We praise the Lord for safety as we have traveled and for grace and peace as we have been settling in. It has been very difficult but we know with the Lord’s help everything will soon fall into place and we will be settled and ready to get started soon!