Friday, May 27, 2011

Things to Remember....

When you get the chance, remember us as we learn more in areas like:

1. Health
2. Safety
3. Team Unity
4. Our Parents
5. Growth
6. Team Leaders
7. Food Prep (3 Meals a Day for 13 people for 10 weeks is hard)
8. Emotional and Psychological Issues
Thank you!
- K

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Garage Sale

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for the garage sale we held on Saturday. It was truly a blessing to receive so many different items! The sale went very well. We sold a good amount of things and were able to talk with a lot of people from the community and tell them about our trip! The count at the end of the day was $830 dollars! Such an amazing blessing! Thanks again to everyone who donated and came!


Donations overtaking the front room!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shopping 101

We finally did it!!! After one long day in Bakersfield, another even longer day in Lancaster/Palmdale, and a few other small trips here and there we have officially completed the major shopping for our trip! The major items include clothing, sunscreen, bug spray, different medicines incase we get sick, bed rolls....the list could go on but I will spare you.

When we set out on our expedition, I had no idea how difficult it would be to find some of the items on our clothing list. Since we are going to a very conservative area we have a dress code. It has been majorly stressed that cute is not important. The dress code for the girls is: pants or capris (you may wear shorts but they must come below the knee) and loose fitting shirts that come to the mid forearm and the mid rear. Let me tell you, it isn't very easy to find t-shirts that meet those requirements. In the end we went to one of my mom and my favorite stores, Joann, and found some very colorful ones in the craft section.

K and I agree that one of the best stops we made was to the Army Surplus store. I definitely felt very out of place when I walked in in the cute girly outfit I was wearing. The best part, however, was when the clerk asked if he could help us find anything, and he was given the reply that we (to small girls in a very manly army store) were looking for bedrolls to use during our 10 week stay in Indonesia. It was great!

Although we had tons of fun scouting out the thrift stores in Lancaster/Palmdale, searching Costco for items on our list, and sniffing all the soaps in TJ Max, we are happy to be done!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Meningococcle Meningitis (This Is the Title Because It Is Fun To Say)

Well, vaccinations are over. I guess this means our parents are actually letting us go. R had most of her vaccines a couple weeks ago, but I had to get all of mine yesterday. This consisted of typhoid, hepatitis A, meningococcle meningitis, tetanus, and whooping cough. Needless to say I feel like a shish kabob.
Meningococcle meningitis, is equally as lethal as it is fun to say, but it did not hurt as much as the tetanus/ whooping cough vaccine. None of them were painful, but they did sting a bit. The hepatitis A reminded me of stinging nettle, a plant I am relatively sure is out to get me. Typhoid, which I had heard was one of the worst you can get, just left a pretty good bruise and has had almost no side effects. Maybe it is because I am young, maybe it is because I am healthy, but its seems like I got off pretty easy.
- K

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Part of the process of going to a foreign country includes getting immunizations. In our case a lot of immunizations including the following: routine vaccinations, Influenza, Rabies, Typhoid, Malaria, Japanese encephalitis, and possible Yellow fever. Therefore, last week I headed into the doctor's office, accompanied by my mom and little brother, to begin the process. Now before I go on, you should know that over the past few months I have been taking my brother, Luke, to get allergy shots. He gets two each time we go in, and so I've seen him get at least a dozen shots or more. Because of this, when my nurse came in to give me two of the immunizations, you should have seen the look on Luke's face. It was pay back time. He had on a funny grin, that reminded me of a bad guy who rubs his hands together and chuckles at his evil plan, and watched the whole time while I received both shots. Needless to say, it was quite amusing, and I'm glad we can have so much fun while getting shots!


Monday, March 28, 2011

1000 in a week

We need five hundred dollars a piece with in the next week. Thank you for any help you can give. Remember us. You can also give online . If you send any funds via snail mail, it will take about one week to arrive and be processed, but if you donate online, there is a three percent processing fee which will be deducted from your donation. There are pro's and con's of course, but if you need our account numbers please email us at

Monday, March 21, 2011

And So It Begins

Welcome to our blog!  We are so excited that we get to serve in this way and that you are partnering with us on our adventure.  As a reminder, we need to raise about $11000 to cover the total cost of the trip. We need $500 in each of our accounts by April 5th. So please remember this when you talk to our Father. We will have to be creative to raise the money, and we want to extend an invitation to you to participate. We would greatly appreciate any level of support you are able to offer. Also, any unique ideas for fundraising would be welcome. 

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