Speaking of a return, still working out plans for all of that. It’s impossible to make any concrete plans at this point. Things are still worsening in the country where I was and are ever-changing. I am planning/hoping/praying for a return to there. That is, however, somewhat unlikely, but I’m going to try! There is work there yet to do…And there is a big part of my heart I left there in the form of 40ish sweet, ornery boys. If not there, somewhere else in the Arabic-speaking world. Talking with my leadership now about other opportunities and back-up type plans.
It’s hard being back, if I’m being perfectly honest. It’s good to see everyone and to have chocolate available anytime I so desire, but it’s difficult not knowing what’s going on with those that I left behind. I get reports from time to time, bad news mostly, and it’s difficult trying to adjust to life back here and being innundated with things to buy and do, while I know I have brothers and sisters overseas who are being persecuted. So while I eagerly await my return to Africa, I am trying to savor my time here, as I know that I need rest and healing mentally, physically, and spiritually after the past 2 years, and esspecially in order to be able to go back for more! 🙂
So thanks for walking with me during this time, and thank’s especially for your prayers. If I haven’t connected with you yet I look forward to doing it soon!