Knowing the workers are leaving soon and without finishing (by my definition) has given my spirit a little permission to rest. Although the kitchen and bathroom have disgusting looking floors and holes and things all over the walls, we bit the bullet and put them into use. I'm relieved to have a hot shower and a space to cut mangos and brew coffee.
Bill Ogden and Bob Moyer, our top 2 bosses who work out of Fort Mill SC, arrived Monday and left at noon today. I'm so glad our arrival coincided with their visit. It was a good kick-off to have their encouragement, enthusiasm, wisdom, etc. Bob came over this morning with some advice on the cement ceiling caving in on our office (he's had one fall on him) and with a general gentleness that put my heart a little more at ease. I feel grateful to work under his authority and blessed by his leadership.
As far as team news, Kyle announced to the world yesterday that he is moving to Pucallpa (in the jungle of Peru) to teach at the SAM missionary kid school. We have known for a while I guess and are glad for him but not for us. With him leaving in a few weeks and Sierra in August, we're losing a good chunk of our friends, support system, and work team.
I know you are praying because the mountain-sized burdens on our hearts are lifting. We feel ourselves surviving by humor and prayer. If nothing else, I have seen the beautiful and frightening mystery of God these last few days. I don't understand why we're in this situation but I know that He does. We rest safe in His hands.