Thursday, December 24, 2009

Top 3

Let me start out by saying THANK YOU for all of you who came to my farewell shindig and have written such sweet letters and notes. I feel very loved. :) Since I have been back in Tennessee, people have been asking questions about my time in Madagascar and I thought I would go ahead and answer the top 3 in this short-turned-long update!

1. Are you getting excited?!
YES! lol. Five days till takeoff!!! I am thrilled that I get this opportunity and cannot begin to imagine what is in store these next two years knowing that He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Eph. 3:20).

2. Can I give you money?
Ha ha, yes...but I already get a stipend for food, housing, etc, so fret not - my basic needs are met! Please do not in any way feel like you have to give money. It's just that so many people are asking that I'm putting this on here, so if you wish to give, there are two ways...
A. My parents are co-signed on my bank accounts, so anything you send (cash, checks, peace and goodwill) to my home address they will deposit into my account. That address is:
***address deleted***
B. If you want to give through the company for tax deductible purposes, you can send it to:
***address deleted***
The important thing to note about giving this way is that on the check you need to put "For Cara's personal account," or it will just go into regular funds. What will I do with this extra money, you may wonder...well, I don't know yet! What I am thinking now is that it will be for ministry that the company doesn't cover, like if I find a child that needs an operation or want to make a big meal and have some neighbors over, by more medical supplies, things of that nature. If we have a "special project" or something like that come up, I'll let you know how you can help. Again, you all are SO sweet to offer your assistance for whatever comes up and when it does, I'll let you know! :D

3. What's your timeline, again?
Heather and I will be leaving on Monday, December 28th, for Atlanta --> Johannesburg, South Africa. We'll be in Johannesburg for an Indian Ocean Islands prayer retreat over New Year's. January 3rd is the day we get to see Madagascar for the first time!!! From January to March 2010 we will be in full-time language school in the city Antsirabe. Here we will have fairly decent internet access, so email away! April will be spent in Zambia learning how to live in a hut like Africans. ;) May on out will be spent based in a small town called Kelilalina on the edge of the southeastern rain forest. This and deeper in the rain forest is where the Tanala people live - yay!
While at language school my address will be:
***address deleted***
I'll let you know where you can send letters in Kelilalina when the time draws nearer and I know the answer myself! :P

Now I am going to go play games with my family and eat some chocolate goodies...

You all are such a blessing to me,
Cara :)
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you... :) Philippians 1:3


Brittney Galloway said...

Yay Cara! It was so great seeing you on Sunday! We are praying for you!

Faith My Eyes said...

Cara! So... Are you excited????!!!!!

;), all in fun

Daniel said...

I am a little short on cash and checks, but I'll be sending plenty of peace and goodwill. :)

Katie said...

Cara, I'm not sure how I missed that you are embarking on this adventure but I am excited for you!!!