20 August 2008
How on earth did it already become 20 August? I left almost a month ago for Connect, our annual staff conference for Christian Associates (CA). Since then I was at the conference until the 2nd of August, helped Kelly move out on the 3rd, cleaned the house from the 4th until the 6th (it's hard to move fast when it is over 100 degrees), then I have had guests staying with me since then. From the 7th until the 13th my friend Kerri from France was here (so were Adam and Tasha but they didn't stay with me - shout out "Buster Brown") and then someone checking out CA came on the 13th and she leaves tomorrow. Then on Friday my roommate Shani returns. So needless to say, I haven't had a ton of time to write on here. I'm actually getting ready for a trip back to the US as well. Unfortunately when I applied for my residency this past year, it did not go through because of a huge miscommunication, so now I have to start all over and reapply for my visa again. I will be returning the US on Thursday 28 August until Thursday 18 September. While I'm not looking forward to having to pay for the plane ticket and reapplying for my visa and then residency, I am looking forward to some down time and time with family and friends. There is a lot that God has been teaching me lately about himself and myself. I need time to process it. Hopefully I'll be able to share some of that with you all soon. I'm not sure if I'll be able to write again before I head to the US (in a week), but I'll try, and if not, I'll see you on the other side of the ocean.