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« on: December 14, 2005, 04:50:53 AM »

My friends,
we now have two weeks left in which to finish preparations for our move back to Australia from Greece. Our tickets are booked and paid for and our packing has begun, but there are still a great many things we need to get done and very little time to do them so we would greatly appreciate your prayers.

Our car needs to be sold. The dealer we had bought it from no longer exists, so when we had finished paying off our installments we didn't know where to go to get the car registration put in our name. Without an urgent need at the time we forgot about it and it is only now that we are chasing it down. Please pray that we are able to finalise this as we cannot sell the car until it is in our name.

We need to find someone to rent our apartment. Even if we close it up completely and shut off all power and heating (there is central heating for the entire building) we will still be required to pay 30% of what we would normally pay each month for "Common Area" costs such as heating oil and electricity for the lift and stair lighting as well as regular building maintenance. So it would be much better for us if someone was renting it. I still need to finish some repairs for water damage then paint the hall and kitchen before we leave.

We need to finish breaking down and packing the furniture we are taking with us and get it to the shipping company before Christmas. Most of our books are in boxes as are a lot of our clothes but we still have a lot left to pack.

Your prayers would be appreciated that we get all this done in time.

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2005, 07:02:07 AM »

I hope the Lord blesses you with His assistance in your time of need!

Lord, have mercy.

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005, 08:05:51 AM »

Lord, have mercy.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2005, 05:25:26 PM »

May the Lord help you. I have a suggestion:

Minority churches and churches of immigrants that serve their small congregations in many countries usually rent apartments for newcomers who come and need accomodation. I know that the Coptic Churches in Northern America rent apartments for this purpose. Maybe you could talk to the church officials and see whether they need an apartment. If they do, they might consider renting it from you. Just a suggestion. 

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2005, 06:28:58 AM »

In my prayers.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2005, 09:58:51 PM »

Prayers for yule all...


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