Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It sold!

After much time, energy, tears, and the like...

Holland Custom Metal works sold to Byers Manufacturing on September 11, 2009. We are sorry for the 10 day delay in informing all of you, but there were people and processes that needed to be informed before it became public.

It has been a bitter sweet selling. The business needed to sell to allow us to continue on our journey, but it did not sell under very nice circumstances. I (Eric ) have been working full time since the sale to assist in the transition of the company, but that should be mostly ended by this Friday.

The next order of business will be locating a job, selling the building that the business was in (the people did not want the building) and cleaning up the mess.

Very early October (about the 5th) we are anticipating listing our house for sale. Some of the money will be needed for debt and as we progress towards HCJB's invitation to work in Ecuador, we will not be needing the house here anyway.

We have had so many things happen in the last couple weeks, not even related to the business. Joshua started Spanish immersion first grade in a new school - that was a rough start but going better now. Kevin started 4th grade at the Waukazoo Elementary in the Montessori program (his second year) and its going well there. Adrianne started 6th grade at Calvary Schools of Holland (yes we have kids in three separate schools). Adrianne is loving it.

Church is going well. We are still helping out with kids second hour and looking to transition to the La Roca Spanish speaking church soon while still attending Central Wesleyan first service.

Sunshine's work has been challenging. One of the managers quit, giving her more hours for a few weeks- this has been wearing. Soon though a store director will be hired and her hours will go back down.

The yard is finally dry and I have been taking what time I can to help get the house ready for the house listing.

On the praise note:

!!!! Today we have been officially invited to the HCJB three day interview process on Colorado Springs, October 12-14, 2009. We are in the process of buying tickets and making preparations. We are very excited to have the opportunity and cannot wait to see how God is going to work all this out.

Please let know how we can pray for you and we will keep you informed of our journey!

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