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Change of plans

Disappointment, tears, anger, sadness. All of these were a part of yesterday’s emotions when we found out that we would not be able to take our booked flights to the US on August 17. Gwen’s test in Stockholm to check the abnormal growth of cells in the liver and bile ducts is now scheduled for August 21. After that, it will take a couple of weeks before we receive all of the results and the doctors can, hopefully, let us know what needs to be done. So at this point, we don’t really know when we will be going to the States.

So now, we need to cancel our flights, find new housing for after August (this will be a real challenge), re-register the girls for school (they are not real happy about this), and figure out a new direction from what we were planning, at least for a while.

Friends are praying – for healing, housing, our children, our coping; we hope you’ll join them. Our UWM supervisor encouraged us to look at the names of God and remember what He has done for us in the past. We did that at dinner and we are encouraged! Overwhelmed, but encouraged.

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Comments on: "Change of plans" (9)

  1. Dear Tony, Gwen, Jensina and Jiana,

    I’m so sorry for your disappointment about not being able to come home on Aug 17th. We are also disappointed, but we know you will eventually come. I am actually glad you are staying in Sweden to handle Gwen’s health concerns. I fear for you not being able to get health insurance here with the way things are presently. In 2014 the insurance companies will be forced to accept pre-existing conditions, so in the meantime they are rejecting people right and left. Have you been able to find insurance for your time in the States? Mia and I will continue to pray for God’s peace to prevail in your hearts, and for His wisdom and discernment for your many decisions. We love you all very much.

  2. Will & Denise said:

    We are sorry for the disappointment, and, still in prayer for all of you. I wonder what great things God has in store for you the next few weeks you will be in Sweden! “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

    • Thanks Will and Denise. So many are encouraging us, like you, that God has a reason for us being here! Thanks so much for your encouragement and prayers! Blessings, Gwen 🙂

  3. I am so sorry. 😦 The Lord must have a reason for you to stay there, though I know it hurts to miss your family and friends stateside. I will be praying for you.

    • Thanks so much Rachel!! We are really counting on everyone’s prayers. What a blessing to have such a BIG family!!! blessings, Gwen 🙂

  4. Leena Elvelind said:

    I will be praying – for healing, housing and all the rest! Blessings, LE

    • Thanks so much Leena!!! You are a blessing to us! Blessings, Gwen 🙂 PS Next time I see you, my 1st Swedish teacher, we’re going to speak Swedish!!!!

  5. Laura Wheeler said:

    I am praying for you Gwen and the needs of your family at this time. May Lord Bless and keep you all. Much love Laura.

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