Friday, June 28
When I returned home from Saipan, I received an email from an MDS representative, asking if I would consider being a crew leader for 4 weeks in Grand Forks, British Columbia, to help rebuild homes that were severely damaged by a recent flood. They were looking for a crew leader from July 6 until August 3. I was hesitant to commit my time because I potentially had some commitments for that time period and, to tell the truth, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be away from home for that long of a period of time during the middle of the summer.
After checking my schedule and thinking about it for a little while, I felt that it was something I needed to do. Fortunately, I have the support of my siblings and my neighbour, who take care of things for me, in order to enable me to go.
The shortest route through to Grand Forks by car would take me 36 hours through the United States ( crossing Lake Michigan on a ferry boat).
I decided that I would make this an adventure by visiting some of the people I had worked with in Saipan, as well as seeing some sites along the way.
What my adventure will entail has yet to be determined. Detailed scheduling is not one of my passions or concerns.
When I get to Grand Forks, most of my time will be scheduled for me, but until then, I’m not quite sure what to expect.
Stay tuned if you want to find out what actually happens. If not, you can stop reading now.