Travel frequently enough, dislocate yourself often enough at jet speed, and your culture shock matures into something else: not the shock of the new or the unknown, but the unsettling juxtaposition of the present and the very recent past. Here you are. But there you were. And all too often that contrast points, in my experience, to a gulf between meager resources and material excess too wide to comfortably accept.
~ David Oliver Relin, Second Suns ~
In exactly one month, I plan to touch down at Logan International Airport for the start of five wonderful, crazy weeks of time at home! It will be great to see as many of you as possible, and to share life IN PERSON again, even if only for a short while. I’m looking forward to a LOT of laughter, hugs, long walks and ice cream!
Here’s a rough itinerary of my visit:
~ Boston, MA ~ Oct 10
~ New York / Connecticut area ~ Oct 11-14
~ Mt. Bethel, PA ~ Oct 15-16 & 27-28
~ Williamsburg, VA ~ Oct 17-19
~ Richmond, VA ~ Oct 20
~ DC / Baltimore area ~ Oct 21-26 & Nov 1-5
~ Lancaster, PA ~ Oct 29-31
~ Louisville, KY ~ Nov 6-8
~ Boston, MA ~ Nov 9-10
If I’ll be in your neck of the woods at any point during this (strangely-like-a-concert-tour) schedule, shoot me an e-mail and we’ll make some plans!
Will you please also keep this time in prayer — that the transition to life at home (and back to life in Tansen afterwards) would be smooth, with plenty of time for refreshment, reflection, and a renewal of my purpose in serving here?
Thank you your presence here with me during this year. In its own, strange way there’s been something quite special about staying in touch despite (or perhaps because of) these many miles. But still… I can’t wait to be back, swapping a year’s worth of stories, breaking bread together, and simply spending time with y’all! =)