I'm writing this assuming that people still check it from time to time...even though it's been ages since I've posted.
I just moved to a brand new country: Texas. They tell me it's still in the Union, but this, my friends, is a whole new ballgame. The language here is different and sometimes I wish I had my own Texas to Yankee pocket translator. Like when the store checkout girl asks me, "How are y'all?" I just don't know what to make of it. There's only one of me. Do I know her? Is she asking about my family? Is she seeing me with double vision?? I'll chalk it up to poor subject-verb-reality agreement. My question is answered as I hear her greet the family behind me, "How are all a y'all?" Got it. I might just become fluent.
I actually just returned from New Staff Training with Campus Crusade in Orlando. I'm currently in the process of finding a team of ministry partners to help send me to my next assignment in Salt Lake City, Utah. And while I don't know much about what ministry looks like there (yet) I know that I am really excited to go.
While I was still in Orlando, I got a phone call from the student leadership meeting in Salt Lake and was able to say hi and answer some questions via speakerphone. I've got to admit that it was one of the most encouraging and welcoming things that's ever happened to me. Like I said, I am super-excited to head to Utah.