This Saturday, we will have been a whole year. That is significant to us because there haven’t been many times in our married life together that we have lived in one place for a whole year straight. But, this Saturday, Alisha and the kids hop on a plane and fly back to the states for her sister’s wedding. They leave early Saturday morning and arrive in Spokane Sunday night.
So I will be left here for a few weeks. I hope to get a few small projects done, like patching a leak in the roof and some general cleanup outside. It’s amazing how much you can get done when there’s not a baby sleeping in the next room. During that time, I will also be going to a different island for a week for a conference. It will be a good chance to visit some friends I haven’t seen in a while and hear about possible plans for our region in the near future.
So I will be very lonely for a while and Alisha will be very busy (especially as she makes a 50+ hour trip across the ocean with two excited kids and a baby on the verge of walking). It will be an odd few weeks for us, but we’ll all be glad when we’re together again next month.
Also, you may have noticed that our organization has changed its name from New Tribes Mission to Ethnos360. In short, the change was made because our old name actually hindered our work in some cases, while our new name reflects our vision for reaching the world without causing any problems because of its implications (for a fuller explanation, see the website: https://ethnos360.org/about). So, if you’ve been getting mail from Ethnos360, that’s our name now.
-chance for Alisha and the kids to go home for the wedding
-chance for me to go to the conference
-for smooth traveling and that Davis wouldn’t make it too difficult on Alisha
-for a good time at home with family and friends