Thursday, January 31, 2008

Counting Down!

Well, we're leaving in less than a week now and it is so hard to believe! Time has just flown by. Thanks to everyone who participated in our send off supper and commissioning service this past weekend. We felt very loved and encouraged. We cried a lot and laughed a lot. Thanks especially to the Ballentines and Stockmans who worked very hard to make Saturday night a great evening.

Please pray for us these last few days. We're packing every day, enjoying time with family, having dinner with different friends each night, and trying to take care of all the last minute details. Pray also for good health. We've all been struggling with "crud" and we always worry about Maddie getting an ear infection. We definitely need to be healthy for the long trip.

On Tuesday we will be at Crossroads at 10:30 am if anyone would like to come and say goodbye to us. We will leave around noon to drive to Atlanta where we fly out at 6:30 pm.

The count-down is on! Thank you SO much for standing with us.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

You're Invited...

Send-off Supper for Brent & Kerri Roberts

When & Where:
Saturday, January 26, 2008
5:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Columbia Crossroads Church

2723 Ashland Road, Columbia, South Carolina

Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 23.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Praise Report!!!

One of the last hurdles for our move to Zambia has been met! Our house is now under contract and scheduled to be sold on February 15th. The buyers are friends of ours who go to our church. They needed to sell their home in order to buy ours, and it looks as if that is going to happen. Please continue to lift this whole thing up in prayer. Pray specifically that the contract on their current home will be honored and that they will be able to close on the 15th of February. As long as they close on their current home, a closing on our home will occur on the same day. Thank you so much for your prayers.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Moving Out!!!

The last two weeks have been kind of hectic for the Roberts' family. We officially moved out of our home last Saturday and are now living with my parents. The house still has not sold, but things are progressing. We have had several individuals come through and look at the property and we actually had an offer on the home today, but it was too low. As for now, our plans are to rent if we don't sell, but we would prefer to sell. If you're looking for something to specifically to pray for, pray for the successful sale of our home.

Christmas 2007

Thought we would share some pictures with all of you from our Christmas adventure this year. Kerri and I left Saturday, December 22nd at 8:00 am. We visited some friends (Mark and Liz Guthrie) for breakfast in Charlotte and then headed up north of Charlotte for Christmas with Kerri's father's side of the family at her aunt and uncle's house. After the festivities concluded, we left and headed for Knoxville to spend Christmas with Kerri's brother (About 10:30 pm). It was during this stretch of the trip that we got our first glimpse of what travel will be like when we go to Zambia. At around 2:00 am (We still were in route), after being on the go for about 18 hours, Gracyn, our middle child, fell apart. At this point, I looked at Kerri and said, "Do you realize that if we were traveling to Zambia, that we would be at the mid-way point?" It really put the upcoming trip into proper perspective. Anyways, after spending a couple of days in Knoxville, we headed back on Christmas day for the kids to open presents with my family. Although there was a lot of travel involved over the holidays, we are so thankful for the time we had to share with our family. We hope that your Christmas holidays were enjoyable as well.