After consulting with our supervisor and member care representative, Gina and I have decided to take a 3-month home assignment (HA) beginning in July. Originally, we expected to take a longer HA beginning next summer, but several factors have made us realize that we should do it now. For example, COVID complications have delayed the arrival of new teammates who had planned to already be on the field with us. It is better for us to be away before they arrive than planning to depart soon after they arrive. So, we will squeeze in a 12-week HA beginning in July followed by a longer HA that corresponds with Garrett's graduation from high school in 2023.
Next week, we've set aside several days for planning, and we'll be devoting a block of that time to setting goals for this HA. We do know we'll be based in Lexington, NC where a generous local church is allowing us to use their parsonage for our entire stay. We are in need of transportation, so if any of you have a lead on a vehicle that we could use or rent for that time, please let us know! More details in our next update!