Well, I said I’d try to post once in awhile. I think once in seven months is about right. 🙂
Since last I wrote here, I completed the TEFL course, spent 16 days in Tegucigalpa, met with the elders of the church I’ll be working with in Tegus, met the president of the Honduran Fellowship of Missionaries and Ministries, lined up a realtor to sell my mobile home and lot next summer, selected a Spanish language school in Costa Rica, and turned 54.
You can read about my Honduras trip in my Honduras 2010 Journal. Those of you on Facebook are aware of the other routine events of my life.
It’s now been three years and eleven months since my cancer diagnosis. Today, I had my annual mammogram. All is well. Praise God! I definitely thank Him for what He has done in my life. I pray that I will not resist His efforts to conform me to the likeness of Christ.
I am now busy preparing for selling my home, which means deciding what goes with me and what I need to dispose of (and what “dispose of” means). I expect to give away most of my stuff, but I haven’t decided how, yet. There are many possibilities. For now, I just need to inventory it all and pack it up. I know my income tax will be outrageous next year, if I withdraw my 401k, so I’ll need all the deductions for charitable contributions I can get. On the other hand, a little cash from a rummage sale would be most useful, too (of course, I don’t like having rummage sales).
I have identified the insurance plan I will apply for before I leave. I will have insurance through my company until the end of June. The school requires the students to be insured, so not getting insurance is not an option. I did communicate through email with someone in Honduras who does not have insurance. He said he opted not to because medical costs are so inexpensive there. I will consider that after language school, but I want coverage when I come back to the States each year. Most likely, I will just continue a low-cost plan that covers me worldwide.
I have many boxes waiting to be packed, and I’m hungry, so that’s all for now.
May God bless you all! I thank you for your prayers. Please continue praying.