Thursday, June 26, 2008
When we arrived at PFO (training) in Houghton, New York, we were surprised to discover that every single person (from Vienna Christian School) that sent their boxes to the warehouse had them refused and sent back to their homes. So, that is where we are right now with the boxes. We are waiting on the people at Vienna Christian School to come to a decision with the shipping company at the warehouse to refund everyone their money and get the boxes in the container by next Friday. So, please pray that all shipping problems will be solved and our boxes can be shipped and make it to the container on time!!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Packing, Packing, & More Packing!
It’s hard to believe, but we’ve already begun to pack for our
move to Vienna. We’ve finished the school year strong, and we’ve
now packed quite a bit. We have all of our school belongings
packed and ready to ship, and we’ve started on our personal belongings.
Why are we starting to pack so early? Well, it’s really not
that early. Vienna Christian School (VCS) will be shipping all of their
needed school supplies/curriculum from the States in a huge shipping
container. All of the new staff is welcome to include their personal
belongings at a reduced price. So, we just need to get our
boxes to the shipping container in New Jersey by June 23rd. Before
we can send off all of our boxes to NJ, we must create a list of the contents
of each box so that the school can approve it for customs purposes.
When are you leaving?
Many people have been asking this question and they are shocked
by the answer. We are required to leave Colorado on July 31st to arrive
in Austria on August 1st. The usual reaction when we talk to people
about our departure date is, “Wow. I didn’t think you left until August.”
Well, August is only two months away! Therefore, it is important to have
all of the necessary support before we leave. Actually, it would be even
better if we had most of our monthly pledges made before we leave for
Pre-field Orientation on June 21st.
• We finished the school year strong and we already have all of our school stuff packed!!
• We found airfare to PFO (training) in Buffalo, New York at the allotted times we needed to be
able to take advantage of the shuttle service offered by PFO.
• We have an apartment in Vienna and have purchased some furniture that is already in it.
• We have created a website (blog site) where we can update many on what is happening more
accurately than a monthly newsletter. The address is www.amandacarrie.blogspot.com