We are planning to return to USA for 6 weeks. Sep 27 - November 7
It has been 5 and a half years since we left USA to come to Europe and we need to reconnect, give reports, obtain the right visas for reentry into Europe, and ask for some support for the future.
The kids are really excited - they have not seen their homeland for 5 and a half years and one of our kids (Tamara, on the right) was born in Prague and has never been to USA. They will see their grandparents in Riverside County, California which will be a highlight of their trip. I will be in Africa for part of that time (Sep 1 - Sep 8)
We do need some help. Read on . ..
1. A house or apartment in Texas for a month (Oct 14-Nov 7)
2. Airfare to get us there. Someone has already offered $1000 but another $4000 is needed. (email me)
3. A vehicle for our time in LA and for Texas. We could always rent one with 7 seats, but its worth asking.
I hope to be speaking a few times, but honestly, my wife and kids will hate me if i am flying around to speak at churches the whole time so this will be really limited. We will also take 2 weeks off for holiday. But you can email and ask anyway to speak at your church or event. We will give preference to churches in Texas or Southern California where we can come as as whole family.
What's a furlough?
Good question. Sorry to use "mission-speak". Its a period of time when a missionary family return to their base to share the vision, connect, get reoriented and show slides of sunsets and embarrass their kids. Most missionaries come back after 4 years and stay from 3-6 months.
What's a missionary?