big news

No, not that news. We’re on the five-year plan, and the five years seems to keep sliding forward… =)

This exciting news is regarding our life here in Boston. We haven’t written much lately about our “lives” — jobs, home, hobbies, etc. Here’s why I think that is: With each new day, we see ourselves less and less as outside missionaries to a foreign land, but as citizens of that land. Neighbors. Co-workers. Friends. Not to say that we’ve adopted the vices of our host culture, but our understanding of the nature of the gospel and what it means to live that out in our culture leads us to “pitch our tent” among the culture we’re serving (and vice versa).

In short, Boston is our home.

As much as we loved our two weeks in Tanzania in September, our Thanksgiving in Austin, and our Christmas/New Years in Memphis, we’re with Dorothy on this one: “There’s just no place like home.” I guess you could say we “love that dirty water.”

With that, we have a very special announcement: We’re buying a house.

It’s a condo/townhouse, really, and it’s perfect for us. It’s still in East Boston, just a few blocks from our current location. Our mortgage payments will be comparable to what we currently pay in rent, and the square footage will be twice as much (for better hospitality). There’s a big finished basement, so consider this your open invitation to come see us in Boston. It’s also a few FEET from some amazing parks and greenways. Oh, and did I mention we can see the harbor and city skyline from our kitchen, living room, and front porch?

We’ve been mulling over the decision to transition from renting to buying for about a year now, and as we’ve prayed and gone to open houses, we’ve been confident that the Lord would lead us to the right place (or not!) at the right time. We’re now confident that He has done just that. We’ll get photos up as soon as we possibly can.
[NOTE to BOSTON FOLKS: We’re currently trying to sublet our current townhouse through the end of our lease, which is September. If you know of anyone seeking a place to rent in the very near future, have them e-mail smh00a [at] gmail [dot] com.]

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mike on January 8, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Welcome to Boston. We’re glad to have you here. I grew up in Eastie, it was a great place to grow up. I’m glad you like it.
    Peace

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  2. I’m so glad you guys decided to go for it. Jen and I both really like the place on our drive by, and we’re eager to help you move in!

    Congrats!!

    Reply

  3. That is great news. Congrats. It is great when a place feels like home. It makes us feel like grown ups, right? 🙂

    Reply

  4. Posted by Sean Landolt on January 19, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Congratulations on your new home.

    Reply

  5. Posted by Sean Landolt on January 19, 2008 at 7:05 am

    or on your decision for a new home I should say

    Reply

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