I am really looking forward to going home to Charlotte, but I'm not necessarily anxious to leave Pucallpa. I like my neighbors, the pace of life here, the missionary work that is going on all around me, my little shack in the jungle. I feel like I'm just getting into the hang of things here in Pucallpa and could definitely keep going. But it's also okay with me that I'm not going to.
Tim on the other hand is pretty anxious to get home in both senses-- super excited to be back in Charlotte and also stressed out. He's got a lot on his mind and on his schedule. In the next month he needs to finish some website work he's been doing for the Pucallpa Crisis Pregnancy Center and tie up a number of other projects he's in the middle of. He's looking for a job but doesn't have the time that he wants to put into that search. And he's a intimidated by the $5,000 or so that we need to raise to get home and cover our transition costs. So you can definitely pray for him!
One month from today we will be in Ft. Lauderdale I think, waiting for our next flight. Before that happens, we have...
- this one last "normal" week
- flying to Lima Thursday for a night out with our Pucallpa neighbors (who will also be in Lima)
- SAM Peru field conference outside of Lima March 1-5
- a visit from my college friend Andrew
- a quiet Spring Break March 8-12 since most of our coworkers will be at the beach
- one final crazy week of selling all of our stuff and saying goodbye
We will fly to Lima Saturday, March 20 in the afternoon and leave the next morning at 8 am for a long day of flights (Lima-Ft. Lauderdale-Atlanta-Charlotte). I think we get in close to midnight, and we pick up the dogs the next morning at the airport.
Is this real? Will we make it? Can I stay sane in the process?
Keep us in your prayers!