ECMI's Biennial Conference
We met with about 200 people for ECMI's Biennial Conference in Gandía, Spain. It was a great time of encouragement, prayer, meeting new people (20-some new missionaries in the organization in the past two years!) and catching up with others. Above we're meeting with our ECMI-USA sending section. Honestly, it was refreshing to hear people speaking English with an American accent. Speaking of accents, B.J. shared his particular Midwestern twang with the ECMI family by singing a country song for the 'ECM's Got Talent' show.
Apartment Hunting in l'Alcora
Above you have a nice view of the town of Alcora (notice the Mediterranean Sea some 30 kilometers off in the background), and suffice it to say that after a three or four day hunt we have a nice apartment down there among all the buildings. We hope to show more detailed photos later once we're moved in.
After realizing that we were moving from a furnished apartment to an unfurnished one in a few short weeks (around the middle of May), we decided it would be a good idea to have some furniture for our new place, including some fun stuff for the baby's room. So we spent more time than we'd like to admit at IKEA in Madrid, where you can get good quality furniture and other hip stuff for cheaper than you can anywhere else here in Spain.
So that's been our past few weeks in a nutshell. We've been busy, but it's been great to see how God has walked with us through it all, providing a place for us to live in our new town, as well as the means for us to put furniture in that place. We'll keep you posted as we pack up and move to Alcora!!!