It seems like we would have learned our lesson about goodbyes already and how they look here. When someone prepares to go, a flurry of invitations come for lunch or coffee. Our door is busy as many people drop by to wish us well. It is a huge blessing. However, my motto on any good move is “It has to get worse before it gets better”. So, I cringe and answer the knock at the door and we sit amidst half-packed boxes and a sink full of dishes, drinking coffee and pretending we don’t see the mess.
We have began another round of goodbyes and it will again hurt as our hearts are entwined with many here.
Addis Ababa to Injibara is a world of difference in almost every way, what we eat, what clothes we wear, how we shop, who we interact with. By the grace of God, Jon and I are ready, although we know it comes at a cost of the familiar, cost of lack of convenience in the city and cost of uprooting again. Will you pray with us?
-Safe and uneventful travels (specifically Thursday-In Indiana time, we will be on the road from approximately 10:00pm Wednesday night through 9:00 am on Thursday morning)
-Strong hearts full of thankfulness as we face another transition.
-Patience as we all are operating under high stress