Back to business...we got together and began going over the details of our trip. Our schedule has been planned out for meeting and getting to the airport; parking situations spoken of; departure wear was discussed (I'd already planned my flight wear, but we all need to be unified and in uniform...Jesus is Lord, and I work for the Lord, and someone else was chosen to lead, so I will follow!). Detailed paperwork is still needed from some team members; insurance cards and documents were passed out and discussed (had to make sure it covered prescription meds, in case I lose my inhaler while I'm over there!). LOTS and LOTS of details!
We went over the 'proposed' schedule of our days while we are there, with the great warning that it may/possibly/might/more than likely change, and that we need to be flexible and ready to roll with the punches for whatever may happen. At this point, we are still unsure of exactly what we will actually be doing while we are there, work-wise. Being that we are the smallest team, I'd say that being open to any changes that are thrown our way has really got to be our biggest strength right now, and I am honored to be part of a team that just accepts it like it is. The Mudrik's have had a big change of plans with what they thought they'd need, so we have to go with the flow. The only thing that we absolutely know for sure is that we are going over there to assist them with ANYTHING that they need help with. Also, we are planning to go and run Camp Rivenhill while we're there, but even that is subject to change at this point.
Also, since I'll have my laptop (along with the free wi-fi at the hostel) I will be able to skype my family...and hopefully, with the time difference, and my kids "on-the0go summer schedules" I'll be able to catch them a couple of times while I am away...maybe. If not, I will know that i tried...
So...its almost that time. One more (packing) meeting, and we're off! A huge thanks to all of you who have donated financially; to you who have purchased items for me from my amazon wish list and to those of you who have been praying for us from afar, the time is almost here! Please stay tuned for updates from the field, and a great debriefing as well!