Saturday, August 26, 2006

We're In

We have been accepted with Asas de Socorro!!

After a long day of more processes, we just had a meeting with the main recruitment couple and the president and his wife. It was a GREAT meeting. And, we were accepted.

First of all, today started early as usual. Joel went to fly the simulator and do more maintenance testing. I went to get my nails done. :) Seriously, it was part of my "cultural" experience. :) Anyhow, so me and Kristin spent a few hours at the salon getting all prettied up.

We got back and Joel and I had lunch with Milton and Haidi. Then we came back to the aviation school to get was interview time. This whole week has been one big interview really, but this afternoon was the time when the whole group (almost) was together and got to ask us a jillion and one questions if they wanted to. It was a fun time and they asked great questions.

Then we had free time...the first free time we've had all week. We drove around the city (Anapolis isn't huge, but the population is about 300,000 just to give you an idea) for a while and wanted to go gift and souvenir shopping, but everything closes around 1:30 on Saturdays here. So, we drove around and then found ourselves at McDonald's. :) Yes, we came to Brazil to go to McDonald's. But, we have had Brazilian food all week and didn't really know of where the best places were to go (we were by ourselves), so Mickey D's it was.

We came back to our room, did a few last-minute things, talked to Freda (the owner of the gorgeous house where we are staying), and then headed over to Steve and Kristin's to find out our fate.

Like I said, it was a great meeting and we are just super excited to be accepted with such a SUPER organization. We love these people already and we feel like God has already knit our hearts together. It's all very exciting.

There is much to be done and many things to pray about and figure out. We still aren't sure of a timeframe and won't be until we look into some things after we get back to the States. But, we will definitely keep you posted.

Thanks so much for your prayers during this time. We have had a great trip!! We will start our travel back to Boston tomorrow afternoon. Our first flight leaves at 7:40PM Brazilian time (1 hour ahead of Boston time; 2 hours ahead of Texas/Louisiana time) and we arrive in Boston Monday afternoon at 2:43 Boston time. So, please just continue to pray for safe travel...and comfortable travel esp. for me and my feet, which have started becoming tree trunks by the end of the day if I don't put them up regularly.

Again, thanks so much and I will post again after we get back to the States.


Ali Elam said...

Congrats on your new minstry placement! Sounds like a busy but wonderful trip! Praying for your safe travel home...and for your comfort! 34 weeks is pretty far along for international travel! Prop those feet up as much as you can! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We are excited for you. Wow, they really put you two to the test. We are praying for your trip home.
Dad Ebersole

Anonymous said...

joel and michawn, i am so excited for you!!!!!! that is so awesome... i love you so much..

carrie may

Rebecca said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! I am so very excited for you. Sounds like a crazy week, but worth it! So cool that you already have started a great relationship with the folks there - sounds like just the right fit for ya'll. Yea God!

Aunt Ann said...

Hey Michawn, just reading up on past writtings and came across your fever blister posting...ask your OB-Gyn if its ok for you to take extra Zinc. This is a remedy that really truly works to help stop a fever blister quickly after you have one but better yet, if you take extra zinc every day, it may keep your episodes down to maybe one every 3 or 4 years! One way to dry them up quicker after you get one is to powder up a zinc tablet and put a little water with it and dab it one the fever will burn..make your eyes water...but it will start drying up the sore quickly. I learned this trick from some chemo-kids whose doctor had a zinc swish and swallow to use to stop all the mouth ulcers and lip blisters they had been getting while on the chemo tx. congrats to both of you on the ministry Aunt Ann

Anonymous said...

All those years of dreaming of becoming a missionary pilot and here it is. God is so good to us all. My heart is smiling for you both.
Justin & Jen Sprayberry