Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
Phew! Whirlwind. That’s the only way to describe the last few weeks and the next to come.
Seven weeks from today we *should* be boarding a plane to Indonesia. Please pray that our visas get processed and approved soon. We turned all the paperwork in on March 14th….
I wanted to hop on here and document a few of the things that we learned in our final week of orientation and what we’ve been up to. We had such an amazing rich time of fellowship and learning in Idaho. We love MAF! While we know our organization is not perfect, we can tell there has been a lot of thought, love and growing that has gone on throughout the 75 years they’ve been around.
Orientation week two consisted of:
Our last day and a half at headquarters was Friends and Family Weekend. This is a time set aside for any friends and family who would like to come and learn more about MAF and get their questions answered about our upcoming departure. I may write a whole separate post about this at some point but for time sake, I will list the highlights. Our friends and family that attended participated in:
We were beyond blessed to have so many people make the sacrifice to travel all the way to Idaho to attend this. We are also blessed to have amazing donors that continually support MAF and we were able to house all of our guests in the apartments on campus to save that expense. That also gave us the chance to cook meals together, play cards and laugh in the evenings.
We arrived back in Indiana on May 18 and it has been go, go go ever since! Trying to make memories with family and friends, planning a going away party and intimate gatherings with close friends and family. We’re fitting in every doctor that we need to see to keep up to date before we’re gone for several years. Including a trip to make sure that fake eyeball RJ sports so proudly is all set!
We leave Monday for our final training, which is in Nashville, TN. We expand and continue the Bridges study of Muslim culture with a four day intensive seminar.
I also wrote a blog for MAF on their site a few weeks ago that you can check out if you’d like a more challenging piece to read today ;) Check it out by clicking here
Thanks for following this journey with us. The adventure has just begun!!