Monday, August 27, 2007

Adios California, Hola Costa Rica!

The incredible signature quilt that Annette made for us

Saying goodbye to friends.

We are sitting in the airport waiting for our 0100 flight to Costa Rica. It's almost midnight, and we are excited, waiting to see what the future holds for us, and completely exhausted! It has been an incredible journey, these last 2 1/2 years. The last 8 months have been a whirlwind of training, travel, and selling/throwing away a life time of "stuff" that we have collected. Having completed all of that, and checking in our bags to the airport staff, we say goodbye to an incredible life of church family, home family, and California. I want to personally thank everyone for the incredible blessing I have felt during this time, and the support from people all around! From ordering pizza so we don't have to cook - to borrowing cars when we didn't have any, to storing all of our ministry stuff in their garage (thanks Hertzell's), to the smiles, love, tears and hugs. I have a heart overflowing with the love of friends and family that will not be emptied as we continue on this endeavor. Lots of promises from people to come visit and I hope that they will be followed up. The Pettengill's doors are ALWAYS open!

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