Monday, June 30, 2008
1 month, 2 weeks
We're getting excited to go to Egypt. So many things are just falling into place--it's quite miraculous and we feel rather blessed. Sure, I'm still stressed out beyond belief. There are a million and one things on my to-do list, but really things are working out marvelously.
The branch in Cairo seems amazing. So many people have emailed us. The primary president, Phyllis, emails me periodically just to check up on us. We're in contact with a few young families over there, including the Masons. And the branch president has offered to pick us up from the airport and let us crash at his place until we find a flat of our own.
Just knowing that we will have a roof over our head for the first week or so that we are there makes me feel much more at ease.
We're also much more excited to go to Cairo than we were previously because we found out this past week that Andrew's 2/3 fellowship has been increased to a full ride fellowship! What a blessing! Someone with a fellowship decided to drop from the program, which was just so nice for us.
It's funny because we've been praying to be approved for a student loan, but one night a few weeks ago I accidentally prayed that we'd get a scholarship. Student loan. Scholarship. They're easy to get mixed up.
Andrew teased me about it, saying that we already had a scholarship and now we just needed to find a way to pay for the rest of school--and that way was a student loan. Little did he know how the Lord intended on answering our prayers. We are just so grateful and excited!
And because we found out just a day or so before going to Legoland, we were a little Egypt-happy when we went. Legoland has some great Egypt displays--I think we found them all.