In less than two weeks, our family will be leaving for our next Home Ministry Assignment. This is more commonly known as "furlough," although I believe that this word is something of a misnomer. Most people, when they hear the word "furlough," think "vacation," -- and most missionaries will attest that the missionary "furlough" is anything but. So, I have started using the phrase "Home Ministry Assignment," as I believe it better reflects what we are actually doing while in the U.S. Sure, we have a few days of rest and relaxation planned, but most of the time? We are reporting to churches and individuals who support us and our ministry at Camp Bellevue. Or we are fundraising. Or we are taking care of business or paperwork that has to be done when we are physically present in the U.S. Or we are traveling from place to place for our next meeting or appointment. So, it's definitely work, a change of pace for sure, but still... work.
As we make our
preparations to be gone from Ecuador and the camp for 10 weeks, I keep
thinking about this blog. I am still trying to blog the experiences of
our last furlough. Which makes me officially nearly 3 years behind, but
who's counting? Then again, recapping what we did during our last Home
Ministry Assignment in 2014 might be a very good way to give people an
idea of how we'll be spending our time for the next 2 1/2 months.
So... updates are on the way. Stay tuned.