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Well many have asked so here is a video of all the things we have been doing. You will see lots of sights, some nz music compliments of Mumsdollar. You will see some of our travels, some play time at Grumps house, bike riding, whale rescue, thermal activity, beach time, crazy hair night, Jace's b day and on and on. Enjoy the show.

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Kiwi Central is our church's holiday program that happens several times a year between terms. This video is from our last program in October which had a pirate them. The kids had a blast (so did the adults). As you can see from the video there was never a dull moment. Hats off to our Children's Pastor Sue Wilks and all her staff for putting together such a great program. Friends and family pay attention because the Moore kids make a few special cameo appearances in this video.

Free Willy er uh Knobby!



Today while traveling to buy a $50 freezer for $450 I heard on the radio (yes mom they have radio in New Zealand) that a 23 ft fully grown male Orca had beached itself in Papmoa. This beach is about 10 minutes from our house and being the awesome parents we are we wanted out kids to see a whale in the wild so to speak. Apparently we weren't the only awesome parents listening to the radio because a few thousand of our closest friends showed up with us to see the spectacle. As you can see from the photos they brought in a backhoe to create a channel for him. So we decided to wait since it looked like he might be free soon. We were not disappointed. I've seen twin engine jet boats put out less wake. Knobby, as he was called, sensed open water and with a surge that rivaled any speech given by William Wallace he pushed in one great effort and freed himself. It was AWESOME. A bit anticlimactic that he swam like a drunk frat boy after a party but still way cool. Kids were chuffed (that's a good thing by the way) and it was worth the wait in the rain.

We Are All Here...at last

Well we are all in New Zealand. The kids have started school and are loving it which is a huge answer to prayer. Amanda is eagerly awaiting her review by the nursing council. It is definitely a hurry up and wait situation. Youth stuff is going well. We took a group to the snow to snowboard a few weeks ago and below is the video. We love our rent house it is very nice and we are sad that we may actually have to move out sometime. The weather has been nice and we are planning a trip to the beach with the kiddos on sat to eat at the cafe in Maketu. Keep praying for our transition we know there is still much to come for us.

We're on our way, at least I am

I've sold my stuff, driven to Texas, loaded an overseas container, returned the u-haul, got a new passport, new visa, lost sleep, sweat buckets, panicked, made a million trips to the post office, said many sad Goodbyes. I'm ready to say hello. That's next. I've decided that it was so hard to leave because we (you and me)loved so well. So we should still love well. Love each other, love those around us. Make room on your Lego for new people but don't push us off we love you all. I can't believe that I get on a plane in an hour and essentially I wake up around the world. It is weird. I feel a bit like the Apollo space ship like I'm losing contact until I come around the moon again. See you in two days.

It's getting close now, keep praying

excitement, fear, sadness, irritability, joy, peace, happiness (shall I go on) we've experienced all of the above in the last few days. Our time to leave approaches and we are sad to leave friends and loved ones but we are excited for God to do something through us in NZ. The excitement of pouring into the lives of students where God has called us exhilarates us but reminds us of those lives that have touched us so deeply. If God is true to his Character, and we know He is, then He will take care of us all the way there. Many of you are praying for us so pray for relationships, details of shipping all our belongings, finances, a home in NZ, a car, friends for us and the kids and as easy a transition as is possible. We pray for the new leader here in Pullman that he will love "our kids" as we have loved them. We pray for "our kids" we haven't even met which are so far away but so close to our hearts. So... pray us on through on this next step in our journey of faith.

We made it out in Time

Much to our surprise earlier this week we found out that we had to be out of our house 5 days earlier than we thought. So we had until tonight June 6 at 9pm to be out. With the help of lots of our friends we made it by 8:30. It is exciting to think of the future but bittersweet as we remember all the memories we have in that place. Good thing we take those with us. We are seriously considering becoming minimalists after sorting all that junk.

Things are moving along

We it's hard to believe how fast things are moving. The house sold in 2 days, we were able to find homes for our 3 cars. We sold some of our stuff, packed lots and lots of boxes, sent emails, filled out forms, been poked and prodded, been finger printed and investigated and there's still so much to left to do. God is really taking care of us and this has once again been an exercise of faith.

We are moving to New Zealand!!!

We received the skype call from New Zealand, and they want us to come. We are excited and sad at the same time. We will miss all our friends and family (goofy youth included) tremendously. We won't leave Pullman until the house sells, we get visas, and the kids have passports. We will keep you updated on our comings and goings via this blog.