It seems like a long time since I was able to share an actual update on our mission trip. We have been going through quite a season of change and waiting over these past months. God has been using this time to prepare us for the mission field. Our family has changed a lot since we first started this journey and I suspect that God will continue to sift and refine us till we leave and every day after.
So what is the new news? We have been working on a leave date with our team. We had to keep in mind when language school would be starting and have time to find an apartment. The date we have agreed upon and are now focusing on is January 1st, 2015.
We will be spending September and October visiting churches and connecting with individuals who may partner with us in God's work. We will be connecting with people about their pledge amounts, looking into final details for travel and arrival, re-packing the few belongings we had unpacked at my parent's house. In November and December we will be visiting with as many of our friends and family as we can so we can say our good-byes. We will also make sure to get final numbers and send out letters for our partners to begin giving. There is a lot of work to be done and though January feels like ages away at times, it will be here in a flash and we will want to be prepared.