Saturday, May 4, 2013

10 weeks to go!

In 10 weeks we will be en route to Honduras. That time will go so quickly, I know!

I am reading through our book on successful mission trips, writing questions as I go for our team leader:
will our family be sharing a room or be split male/ female (good to know for packing); will we need to take mosquito nets and what kind - and should we take extras for the kids;
what activities will we be doing there and what to take for those;
what items do the long-term missionaries need that we can take with us?
It's important that we go prepared - we are there to serve, not be driven around looking for stores to buy things once we are there, or offend the locals because we are dressed or behave inappropriately.  I am considering mailing a few things down ahead of time. Save weight in our bags and so on.

I am getting a little nervous about the language barrier. I mean, I speak NO Spanish beyond please, thank you, hello, goodbye.  Tomorrow at our team meeting, someone is coming to teach us a few phrases to help is get by. Languages were not my forte in school - I could read them okay, but unless the other person speaks very slowly and with an English accent, I don't understand much when it's spoken. Jason picked up a 'learn Spanish' CD so we will give it a try!


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  1. You will be fine. The nature of your mission will be the guiding light. -tom walsh

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