Fall is our hottest and stickiest time of the year. It is the season where our energy is zapped away by the sweat that is constantly dripping off of our bodies. It is a time where mold comes out all over our house we have to eat our food quickly before it rots. It is always a time of year we are pushing through to have the energy needed for the tasks ahead. It is always a hard time of year, but thankfully it doesn’t last long. November is always the ray of sunlight we look forward too, knowing that sometime in that month the cool breeze will come.
Besides the heat our fall actually looks pretty manageable (hopefully looks aren’t deceiving 🙂 ) We will be traveling as we always do, but we have fewer trips planned than usual. I leave Sunday for my first trip and when I return it will be Joel’s turn to travel. After that we have 2 more trips later in the fall. Our trips will take us to Liberia, Guinea, and Burkina Faso. Probably the trip I am most nervous about is this first one that I will be leaving for on Sunday as I will be traveling alone which always gives me butterflies. However I am also really looking forward to this trip as it will be my first time to see this family I am visiting in their ministry location.
As for the other side of our ministry , we currently have 2 women in our E2 program (the program we run for the first 2 years our missionaries are on the field). This means that it is not as necessary that we go into Dakar every week as we have fewer people to check in with regularly. However we are gearing up for the arrival of 3 new families in January. So even though our fall should be manageable we preparing for a new year which promises to be pretty busy.
So how can you be praying…