Question of the Day…

The question of the day is….. “How is everything going with you guys?” Well, this is what our life is filled with these days:

PACKING!  So we bought our first packing tubs! We are going to pack to the max about 15 of these bad boys to take with us to Kenya. EVERYTHING ELSE must go! We are selling our cars, our house, and everything in them that can’t fit in these containers. The kids already have one in each of their rooms with the assignment of filling them with whatever toys, stPackingTubuffed animals, books or puzzles they want to take with them overseas. This has made it easier for them to let go of some of the things they think they “just can’t do without,” and they’re empowered a little, since they get to choose! Since being officially appointed by our mission board (Africa Inland Mission) in June, Brody has almost daily packed a bag to go to Africa. He was the first to quickly fill his container!

YARD SALE!   We had our first of at least 2 yard sales, just trying IMG_0864to clear things out a bit. The sale was successful! And our house is beginning to look more and more like we’re moving out. Several big pieces of furniture have already been sold, so things are looking a little empty. I think Brody enjoys all the space that has been cleared in his room.  Makes for a good wrestling ring!

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MiKenna and Brody also had success at their Rainbow Loom Bracelet/Paper Airplane stand that day. They were quite the “saleskids.”


OUR WORK STATION… This past month we have spent a lot of time at our “missionary work station.” This is the table where all the letter writing, email typing, blog posting, and envelope stuffing and stamping happens! We have enjoyed communicating with all of you.  If you are reading this bphoto (3)log and would like to have more information about our journey to Africa and the work God has given us to do there, feel free to contact us at We love to share our ministry vision and answer questions you may have!

Passports and Friends Away!!!

We sent off for our passports!  Amy and I have to get ours renewed and our 3 kids are getting theirs for the first time.  MiKenna referred to the pictures as “the ones where we couldn’t smile”.  Well, try to tell a 1-yeMeshaw-Maverickar-old that he’s not supposed to smile in his picture!  His picture actually turned out pretty good.  From here, we wait the standard 4-6 weeks to receive them back, and then send out the paperwork for our work visas.  Please pray that we are able to get everything turned around in time so our visas get through when they need to!

We also helped send off our very close friends, Nate and Becky Cook, with their 3 kids (Natalie, Sutton and Beckett). Tuesday, with duffle bags and action packers loaded, they set off to thMeshawCookRentalTrucke Africa Inland Mission Headquarters in Georgia, and on Friday they will board a plane for Kijabe, Kenya. For those who didn’t already know, the Lord so graciously led our two families to the same town in Africa! We will head over in October and reunite with these wonderful folks! This made our good-byes so much easier!!! “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” (Ephesians 3:20) Doing ministry overseas with best friends is more than we could have asked for! You can also follow the Cooks’ journey via their Blog.


Welcome to our journey!

RVAbuildingwithflagsFollow the Meshaw family as we travel down the road to Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya.  Yes folks, that’s in Africa.  We looked it up….7640.38 miles from Wilmington, NC where both Amy and I grew up. How did I come up with that number you ask.  I googled it.  I tried to look up how far it would be to walk, but it wouldn’t let me.  From here on out the hope for our blog will be to keep all of our support team, and of course anyone else who wants to read, up-to-date on what step we’re at in our journey.  We hope you enjoy.  By the way, I just looked back at that 7640.38 number….that’s really far away 🙂