This past month has been a major whirlwind. Five weeks ago, I was laid off from my web design job, due to shortage of work. While working for a friend and learning how to do stucco, my parent's called and said they had an urgent thing to discuss.
"We want to send your family on a missions trip to Africa."
That was two weeks ago. Now, our house is half-empty — we're basically selling everything we have, so we won't have to move as much from storage when we get back — and we have plane tickets booked for the 2nd of October. We're going to be doing a 6-week intensive training program with the Foundation for Cross-cultural Education, in Woseley, South Africa, followed by outreach and support work at one of their bases, probably the Zambia location.
If you're the praying type, here's the key things right now:
Our house: we have a move-out inspection Tuesday afternoon. We have until then to give away, sell, or store everything we have and clean the house as best as we can.
Driving to BC: we will be driving through the night to Vancouver and spending the following day with my family
Flying with Zelena: we have a combined total of 22 hours of flying, in two legs. We sure hope Zelena will be able to handle it!
I'm going to try to keep regular updates going, at least during the training period. At this point, we're not sure how the internet connectivity will be after that.