Two days til Fly Day! Â Boxes and piles are accumulating around our house – we’re getting ready to fly out on SUNDAY! Â Yahoo! Â Yikes!
Yes, we’re excited, but it does feel like there’s a lot to do in the next 2 days. Â We have 5 people staying in our house while we’re gone, so we have to get it ready for them to move in next week. Â And then pack everything we will need for the next 4 months in 3 big boxes and one suitcase.
Then we fly to Greece! Â Our mission organization, Grace Ministries International, has a conference for all its missionaries every 2 years, and this year’s conference is in Greece. Â Conveniently, it’s right at the beginning of our furlough time, so we’re taking a little side trip to the conference on our way to the States. Â We’ll be there for about 10 days for meetings, a bit of touring, catching up with lots of missionary friends, and soaking up some sun so that we can be ready for sunny southern California. Â It was 56 degrees this morning here in our part of the southern hemisphere – we’re due for some warming up!
So here’s our schedule for the next few months. Â Once we get to California and can catch our breath a bit, we’ll have more details on when and where we’re speaking.
Floreen Furlough 2012
June 22 Â Organize the house and tie up loose ends
June 23 Â Packing day
June 24 Â Fly day! Â Lilongwe-Johannesburg-London-Athens
June 25 – July 3 Â In Greece for our mission organizationâ€™s bi-annual conference
July 4 Â Â Fly to Los Angeles
July 4-August 6 Â Â In Santa Clarita, CA, for Matt’s MA in Biblical Counseling classes
August 6-20 Â Â At the Floreens’
August 20-Sept 3 Â Â At the Smiths’
September 3-October 23 Â Â Based in Sun Valley, CA, with trips to eastern Kansas and north-western Washington
October 23-25 Â Â Fly back to Malawi