Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Brief Update

Once again, I've carefully kept myself from announcing to the world that my husband was away from home. It just seems like information you don't want to broadcast, for security reasons. But he has been away, and now he's back!

Allen flew to Florida a few days after Christmas. He rented a truck in Miami, and purchased the solar panels for our home. Then, with the panels in the truck, he started driving north, collecting donations all along the way. Friends in Jacksonville had collected Christmas gifts for us to distribute, so he picked those up. My family in Sarasota also had a collection of gifts, as well as various items for our family. He collected those as well, then headed further north.

In North Carolina, a church runs an annual gift-making ministry, and he collected 1000 shoebox gifts from them.

Up in Maryland, our home church and other local friends had additional donated items for us. Allen also purchased a hot water heater and . . . this is a big one . . . a dishwasher for our new home.

The container is in transit, and soon we will be working through exactly how much we will have to pay for all of this, as it passes through customs. Then comes the fun of emptying the contents of the container, sorting it, and distributing all of the gifts and donated items (mostly used clothing and bedding) to the poor of Lempira. It's a huge job.

When Allen returned after his trip to the US, he whisked me away for a four day get-reacquainted trip to the cute colonial city of Copan Ruinas, which is about 2.5 hours from our home. We had a lovely little getaway, and I won't even apologize for not blogging during this time!


Beth said...

O Trish, I prayed that you and Allen could "get-away" when he got back. It was such a joy to see him when he was here. I am rejoicing with you about the dishwasher!!! Hooray!
Love and lotsa prayers from all the Webbs.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you had a get-away upon his return! A dishwasher - wow!

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

Wow!! Customs will be expensive. Will be praying you fall in grace with the oficial.

So glad you all got to get away. I know it was nice after his time away and with the make shift house where.

TexasHeather said...

Yay for a little get-away! How wonderful!!! Praying the customs fees aren't too much, or at least are honest, and yippee for the dishwasher!!!

Anonymous said...

You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view

Beth said...

Trish I hope you put no stock in the anonymous comment on this page. Keep on doing what you're doing. It is good and honorable and excellent and it pleases your heavenly Father, and me. :}

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