Well, we've been praying for quite some time about going to Guyana, South America. Joshua went on a trip with a man from our assembly the year before we were married. Since then Doc and his wife (who started making trip to give the gospel and minister to the people of Guyana) have had health problems and family issues and thus have not been able to go in over a year. We have felt led to go down and encourage the young believers down there, share the gospel and for Joshua to do some teaching on the Church according to scripture. We have just been waiting for God's timing.
We decided to go ahead and get our passports renewed (Joshua because his had expired and mine because my name had changed) and apply for one for Gideon. So we applied for ours the beginning of the month and they came on Saturday! Yay, only three weeks and we didn't even have to expedite them. Gideon however had to wait till we could get his birth certificate and then till we could get an appointment for him at the passport office. We applied for his about two weeks ago and now we are just praying for it to come in time or we will have to expedite it.
We bought tickets last night and we will be going May 20th-June 2nd! It was a little harder getting a ticket for an infant than we thought but we got it taken care of. He will be riding on my lap since really it won't be very practical to have a car seat in Guyana since we will be pretty much doing a lot of walking there.
Now we just have a bunch of things to do to get ready for our trip, its less than a month already! Guyana is a third world country so we have to get some medicine to take while there. We can't drink the water, only bottled water. I have to figure out all the details about taking a baby--thankfully he has cloth diapers as there isn't really a good place to dispose of diapers...and taking food I have to figure out. Guyana is the only English speaking South American country but they have hard dialects so sometimes it sounds like a different language. And where we are going is near the jungle so that should be adventurous. We would appreciate all your prayers for our trip as we prepare. Also please be praying for the people of Guyana for those who need salvation and for those that need discipleship and teaching.