Back in 2010, as we were preparing to go to Ontario for missionary training in Durham, we decided the best way to get there was to take our time, stop to see family and friends, and get a summer family vacation in as we traveled across the country. The solution, which the Lord provided at the right time and price, was a 1979 travel trailer. It became our home on the highway for four months on that trip. Last year it also gave us the opportunity to see the east coast of Canada during our month of summer break after jungle camp. This year it carried us back to BC, giving us a place to stay everywhere we went, and providing the kids with the comfort of a familiar bed.
But 150 square feet gets too familiar quickly with six people, and we’ve found that four months is our max. So with eagerness we recently moved out of the trailer and into the enormous 1600 square foot basement suit of Dawn’s parents in Clearwater. Now our mobile home of nine total months is for sale, and we are all breathing a sigh of relief.
However the work of traveling is not done, so I’m setting up the box of the pick-up as my bachelor pad for the next two months of touring BC and Alberta. I’ll stay with friends often, and of course make a pit stop to see Dawn and the kids every couple weeks (being away from them will be the hardest part I’m sure). Besides that the truck will be my home and office on the road. Why do we do it? For sake of the Gospel and those who have yet to hear. People like these: http://usa.ntm.org/mission-news/9738/forty-one-names