We are grateful to God that we have arrived safely in Sweden and will be staying with the Bergmark family for the next couple of weeks before moving into an apartment. Anyone who has traveled long distances before knows how exhausting it can be. Added to the mere travel, we had 24 total pieces of luggage, two baby seats to carry on and off of our planes, and two children to put in those seats.
Our flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam went smoothly and we landed ahead of schedule. There was significant wind in Amsterdam, however, which forced a delay in our flight - landing in Linkoping, Sweden an hour and 45 minutes late. Nevertheless, we eventually made it! Jack and Elliot both did quite well on the plane, and everyone was in good spirits when we landed. Heidi and I are also thankful to Heidi's sisters, Phoebe and Calli, for their tremendous help in managing luggage and children accross the Atlantic.
We are tired, but happy for the safe travel. Thankful to the Bergmarks and Lundblads for picking us up and housing us and our luggage, we look forward to meeting with the members of Immanuel Church. Please pray for us as we adjust to the new time zone and begin sorting out daily life in Sweden.
We have a few updates since our last post. By God’s provision, we have been able to obtain our plane tickets, which means we have a hard date for our move to Sweden! On September 12, we will leave Atlanta at 5:50pm. We will have a brief layover in Amsterdam, and then take a shorter flight into Linköping, Sweden. Members of Immanuel Church in Tranås will meet us and give us a ride to our new hometown.
The Lord has also blessed us with a new apartment to live in Tranås. Our lease will begin on October 1st. We are thankful for the diligent work of the members of Immanuel who have been able to arrange this housing for us.
Currently, we are sorting through our home in Marietta: deciding what to store, sell, give away and take with us to Sweden. It is quite a process to do these things, and we would be grateful for your prayers as we work hard to get everything taken care of before September 12th.
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