We spent this week packing, mostly, and we aren’t done yet. As we pack, we have to decide what we need to take in on our weight-limited first flight and then organize, label and document everything else so we can give instructions to someone here on the base about what we want on subsequent flights. It’s a lot to think about.

A couple of weeks ago we watched The Sword in the Stone and now we are wishing for a little of Merlin’s magic to get all our stuff in one bag. We debated whether said bag would weigh as much as everything that went into it or if, as things shrunk to fit in the bag, they also got lighter. What do you think? I’m not sure it’s worth it if you end up with a bag that weighs a few tons.

These are Action Packers–a hot commodity on the missionary for-sale list.

They are excellent for our kind of transport (carrying, loading on small planes, driving on bumpy roads in the back of pick-ups) because they are sturdy and latch securely. Plus they are just the right size to prevent Elizabeth from packing them to a point that I can’t lift them…usually. I wish we had four times this many.

Another thing we are packing is drugs. I recently sat down with one of our doctors and went over the list of medicines they recommend that we take in with us. Thankfully we don’t have to remember what they are all for, but if we have a problem and radio/call the clinic, they can tell us what to use from our kit. A little of everything:

  1. Maybe y’all should get a Walgreens.


  2. Glover family

    Wow! As a nurse, that’s a lot of different drugs I see on that table. Glad u have medical support. Will be praying for y’all’s health.

  3. Molly

    it’s like Bourne Identity, but with kids and Jesus.

    Praying for the details, thanks for taking the time to post during such a busy time for y’all.

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