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[JULY 2019] THANK YOU for following our journey these last two years as our family served with Mercy Ships! We appreciate your prayers, encouragment, financial support...We are so grateful for you partnering with us! -- We are now back in Alabama trying to transition back into our community. ~ The Barton Family

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mercy Ships...it's getting closer all the time!

YES! It's time for an update on what's happening with Mercy Ships!

Last week I had a conference call with Human Resources in Texas, the Chief Operating Officer, and with the Chief Steward (both on the Africa Mercy in Benin). Everything looks good and we have a verbal acceptance and HR said they will get things going with our acceptance package!

What does that mean? Well for starters we are closer to being set up for support raising and now we have to get busy on the next steps for everything else. Such as:
  • Getting the house ready to sell in Spring
  • What's it called? Pairing down, minimizing, the reverse of hoarding? DOWNSIZING! That't it. I got stuck.
  • We have already been pro-active in getting medical appointments and check-ups done...(shots will come later)
  • Probably passports for The Homies and renewals for us.
We need to get these and other things like this done while also navigating the already busy holiday times, our jobs, and keep our kids on track with their schedules. 

SO PLEASE keep us in your thoughts and prayers as busy life gets busier, more exciting, and kinda scary sometimes when you think about it too long!

The Homies are going to be Superman (Tytus) and Batman (Ezra) for Halloween! But that should come as no surprise to you if you have been following along with our newsletter or Instagram

Halloween night our Missional Community Group (from Summit Crossing Community Church) will meet at our house for a Halloween Party! We are probably going to eat, play rock band, and give candy to trick or treaters!  The meal theme is "apps & zerts" (appetizers and desserts). And of course take Superman and Batman out for some candy collection! (unless they are having to much fun at home to leave!)

Yeah, our MC Group is pretty cool like that!

We also have a friend from Mercy Ships coming to hang out with us that night! SO it will be a great time for our group to interact with others from the organization and also for us to catch up. (Awhile back we also had a friend from Brazil come and stay with us as he was passing through to Mercy Ships base in Texas. He is now back on board with his family.)

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