Saturday, February 6, 2010

"The wheels on the bus go round and round"

When your day starts out with this verse AND

you live in Central America AND

you have a lot to accomplish in one day,
you know you're in for an adventure...

Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,

but they sing as they return with the harvest.

Psalm 126:5-6 (NLT)

Wayne, Naomi and myself joined Dan and Enrique of Pura Vida Missions to transfer over the title of the "new" bus. We had to swing by the Costa Rican Insurance office INS, then the emissions testing agency RTV before we could meet with the lawyer to sign the new title document.

Well, to make a long story short, our 10 AM appointment turned into a 3:30 PM. Even though we "shed many tears", we are the proud owners of the big, blue bus.

I'm open to any name suggestions for the bus.
(Sorry, we can't use "Jaws" as that is already taken
for the church van in Des Moines).

Imagine our RO4Y symbol above the cab, right on the window. Beautiful!

On a fun note, the Honduras flag is blue and white, so all we need to add to the bus are five stars in a circle and we'll be showing some serious patriotism.

Prayer Requests:
  • Praise the Lord for his provision of the bus. Pray that all the paperwork will be in order, we receive the plates soon, and that we won't have any problem crossing the border. (Remember Wayne's truck story, oh yeah!)
  • We've got a little over two weeks before we depart for Honduras. Please ask the Lord to give us wisdom in how to pack and prepare for the border crossings.
  • I put my '93 Isuzu Trooper on the market. Please pray for a buyer.
  • Pray for buyers for all of our "big" items that we aren't bringing (stove, fridge, couch, desks, mattress, etc.)
  • Tabi's done teething, but Marillyn came down with a painful oral infection. Pray for healing and relief from the pain.
  • Pray for Jon to help organize his time with prepping documents and applications for RO4Y, as well as a lot of little loose ends before we leave Costa Rica (canceling cell phone, etc)
  • Praise for the healing progress on Jon's bike accident boo-boo's. Continue to pray for his left-index finger and the bruise on his right palm.
I caught Naomi practicing for the ride to Honduras, hah-hah!

"Are we there yet???"


Iola S said...

How about the name "THE BUS"
I like the look of the bus it is real cool. I will pray you sell all of the the things you are not taking with you and for having a safe trip.
Love ya'all very much.

Iola S said...

Mare I really like your new hairdo. wow didn't realize your hair is so long and it is beautiful

Unknown said...

Wow and it looks really cool and beautiful. The name should be "Ole". Have fun packing and getting your stuff sold.