Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hello from Virginia!!

Just a quick update....We all are doing great and settling in well. we love our new house. we sit on our porch every night and watch the wildlife. Jerry really likes his job, it is going very well for him. I am so happy for him! I met a sweet lady at a church last week, she came to visit and yesterday we went out to eat. so thankful to finally be meeting people and getting friends. Terri and I will be helping out all next week at a VBS at a church down the road from us, they will have about 25 children. we are looking forward that, it's always nice getting off the mountain for a bit :) We found out that there is a mennonite church in Floyd, about 20 min from us, so sunday we will be going there. We still don't have internet, hopefully by next week we will so then I can update a little more and put pic's on. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Will have internet on Wednesday, for now it's the parking lot of Panera Bread. All is well.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well we made it through yesterday, we packed our storage unit in 2 hours and 15 min. I prayed through it, i was so afraid Jerry would swell. We will load up our house this morning and be on our way to VA. Please pray for safety and that we have no break downs, the truck was smoking a little yesterday.The moving truck that is. Please please pray for a young lady from my old church, she was in an accident and in a comma,her name is Ange Wiph. Thanks

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We are excited, we have a home!!! God has given me my hearts desire. When i prayed for a place to live when we first came here i was very specific. I asked for a sweet place that had privacy, a septic and well, storage for all our things and a porch. Well we went to look at a house yesterday that had all in the ad we found but i didn't know about the inside. When we seen it we all were so thrilled with it. It is SWEET. It sits on top of the highest mountain in the Roanoke area and in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The landlords are really sweet and said they would make sure we are comfortable there. The house sits on the edge of the woods with a large field in front, lots of wild life. I will put pictures on as soon as i can. We will be moving on Thursday. Oh the house sits on 80 acres. Jerry doesn't need a hunting license to hunt.. Thank you all so much for your prayers.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sorry i haven't written in a while but it seems everything is always unsettled. I cringe to even give an update. The job in PA finely called back after 4 days, by then we had to move on for a job, not being able to find housing there was also a problem. As of yesterday Jerry took a job in Roanoke VA. We looked for housing before looking for work and found plenty. We go Monday for his drug test and physical and as soon as the drug test comes back and we find housing he can start work. It would be hauling tanker loaded with flour, yes flour.. for baking and it doesn't blow up. It is days, jerry will have his own truck and will have 2 loads a day and can start any time he wants as long as the deliveries are done at the end of that day. Pay is very well and he can work 6 days or 5 and their is always extra to do to make more money. He was very pleased with the boss and other drivers, they were very nice, the boss came out to the truck to meet me and is also looking for housing for us. He told us what areas to stay away from and what areas are good, that really helped as we have no clue about any of that. We are calling to set up appointments to look at several places on Monday. We had answered prayer this morning, We thought we were going to have to go to NY so Jerry could see his doctor for his swelling medication, the nurse told him the last time he got a refill on his pills that he would have to see the doctor before he would write another prescription. He called and the doctor was out of town so the secretary had another doctor write the prescription. Jerry's mom will pick it up and get it filled for him, so so thankful. We have been looking for churches in VA and found a Brethren church so we shall see what it is. Jerry's sister called a few days ago and said she would not charge us anything for staying here, not even electric, if we would paint the living room and stain the back deck, that was also answered prayer. It cost under 50.00 to do the inside paint and the stain is in the basement already. So we painted on Wednesday and will do the deck on Saturday, feels good to have something to do. Feeling a lot less anxious but i know we have a ways to go before we are settled some where. I am trusting my savior to bring us a home. Please pray also for that and that we would find a church. Jerry is very concerned for us finding a church, he feels bad. Terri and i have enough faith and our roots are deep so we feel we can get along with a body as long as the truth is preached. I do miss you all and pray you are all well. Love in Christ, Holley

Friday, July 1, 2011

The house was dueable and in a nice neighborhood, but they needed 3 months rent up front plus security which would come to $2800.00 and on top of that the man from his job has not returned his call. No idea what happened. Please keep praying. We are going back to VA to check out more jobs.