It hit me really strong yesterday that in five months and just a couple of days, we will be leaving for Swaziland. Not just a short trip, but for good. That is crazy. We have so much to do between now and then. Good thing I am used to doing things last minute!
Jim and I have been talking for the longest time about things that needed to get done and one of them is a newsletter. There are still a lot of our friends and family out there who are not connected with us via facebook, email, or other internet-reliant communication. I know, I know...hard to believe in this day and age, but true. So today, while the kids were all gone various places, we gathered up our stuff and went to Barnes and Noble. Using Jim's MacBook, we started working on the letter.
And, of course, we had to have some good stuff to empower our brain cells. Nothing like a toffee and chocolate blondie or a big, ole, chocolate chip cookie to help you think better.
It is a big task to explain clearly why we are going to Africa, how it happened, and what we'll be doing. But I know this needs to be done because we're in this for the long haul and we're going to need the folks back here praying and cheering us on. We truly couldn't do it without our supporters.
They are even more important than ridiculously priced yet oh-so-delicious baked goods.