"You're still here? I thought you'd left town..."
I'm hearing that more and more these days. We've been in transition so long that people assume things should be complete -- particularly those who read my blog through the Turlock Journal (where a digest version is printed) and only grab small tidbits of information.
Answers to this and other frequently asked questions:
...Yes, I'm still here. (Here being Turlock)
...We're still packing. We expect to receive the cargo container for loading on August 7th.
...The house is up for sale -- no serious interest, yet.
...No, we haven't found homes for the pets, yet. Are you interested?
...Yes, we're selling the good van. Dale and Amy Phillips are going to help us with that.
...Well, I spend a lot of time working on lesson plans for the fall. I'll be teaching spiritual formation to incoming students and preaching to third and fourth year students. I'm also helping to teach a class on cults and will be working on developing PIBC's distance education.
...No, we don't know where we'll be living on Guam. We'll have to find something once we get there.
...Yes, I've heard about the Brown Tree Snakes on Guam. They're more of a nuisance than a danger.
...I fly out of Modesto early morning August 12th and Cheryl on August 22nd. We fly to LAX and then to Hawaii. We change planes and then fly to Guam. We arrive at 5:30 p.m. on the day after we leave. Duration of travel is 18 hours and 26 minutes.
...We don't yet have all of our financial support in place -- 88% is a healthy number but we're technically supposed to be at 100% before leaving.
...Yes, I will still be able to write my blog once I get to Guam. They even have broadband there.
...No, I'm not having trouble sleeping at night. God is good.
Thank you for asking.