Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Kerri here...I just thought I'd share something that God has been doing in my heart. People ask me quite constantly how I'm doing and if I'm stressed out with all that needs to be done in the next month. I should be. There IS so much to do and some days I feel like I won't be able to rest until March! But, I'm really not stressed. I should also be crippled by the emotions that come along with saying goodbye to everyone and everything that I hold dear, but I'm not. Philippians 4: 6-7 says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." You know what? It's true! I am living it daily and I am really in awe of God's goodness. I am so thankful for His inexplicable peace that is guarding my heart and mind as we continue to work toward this huge transition in our lives.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Scaling Down!!!

This past Saturday we had a garage sale. We cleaned out all of our storage areas, closets, toy boxes and cabinets and put out everything that we don't need! It was quite and undertaking! We went to bed VERY late, got up VERY early and tried to organize things. The sale was scheduled to begin at 8 am, but of course people were beginning to hike up our driveway by 6:45. By 8:15 I felt like we had been working for hours! My mom was here to help and several of our friends came by to say hi and offer an hand, so we really had fun. The kids also set up a table to sell hot chocolate and apple cider (and to give out our ministry brochures, of course!). I think they probably drank more than they sold, but they enjoyed contributing to the cause! Maddie just sat around looking cute. If I had a quarter for every time someone asked me, "How much for the baby?", we'd probably never need to raise support again! At the end of the sale Calvary Chapel Lexington sent a truck over to pick up what was left for their church's thrift store. Whew...it's gone!

Though it was hard to see some of it go, in some ways it feels really good to have purged ourselves of all the extra stuff we had accumulated. And I must say that Caleb and Gracyn are being real troopers when it comes to getting rid of their stuff. I never thought they would be so willing and eager to give their things - or sell them - to other kids. That's a huge blessing to us. All in all, going to Zambia feels more and more real and this was a big step in getting there! Our next big steps are to move out of our house by the end of the year and then to spend all of January packing our stuff to go on February 5! PLEASE pray for us!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Kerri and I only have 65 days left until we leave for Zambia. With that being said, we are starting to savor the last times we will be able to do stuff while we're here in the States. This past Friday was one of those lasts. It was the last time Kerri will be singing in a professional capacity for the next three years. I have to brag on my wife. She has the voice of an angel and the heart to back it up. God has truly given me someone that I don't deserve.

I recorded 6 of the songs that she performed, but due to space limitations, I have only loaded one of them to this site. You can view this video from our video section on this web site. If you would like to see the other 5, you can go to http://www.youtube.com/ and search for videos with the key words "Kerri Roberts Sings."

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Housing in Zambia...

Many of you have asked what housing will be like in Zambia. Aside from the high probability of rats and other critters, not being able to drink the water from our sinks, and the occasional power outages, housing should be "A" okay. In our video collection (located on the right-hand side of our web site, about halfway down) we have published a video on typical missionary housing in Zambia. In fact, there's a good chance that the house shown in this video will be the house we will be living in while we're in Zambia. We thought you would enjoy seeing what housing in Zambia is like. Enjoy...