This article will give you an overview of the timeline of the sabbatical leave.
June 10 – July 1 Fly to Israel with Pam to audit a three week course at Jerusalem University College on the History and Geography of Bible Lands.
July 2 – July 7 Regroup with our kids, read the mail, do our laundry, and pack up to head to South Dakota and celebrate the 4th of July with Pam’s family and my brother’s 50th birthday.
July 8 – July 14 Experience Clydehurst Christian Ranch family camp in the Montana mountains with Pam, Natalie, Chaylie, Karis and my sister’s family.
July 15 – July 18 Cross the border into Canada for a few days at Edmonton to meet with some pastors for breakfast and spend a couple mornings in the library researching church planting in rural areas and congregational care for growing congregations.
July 19 – July 25 Fly all of the adult children and the new son-in-law to Edmonton and spend a week together in a large vacation home. We will see the city and head to the Canadian Rockies for one day.
July 26 – July 31 Attend the North American Baptist Triennial gathering in Edmonton with Pam and the younger girls and then drive back home to Steamboat Rock.
Aug. 1- Aug. 19 Catch-up on mail, sleep, exercise, yardwork, have a couple days at a family reunion and a couple days of solitude to reflect on the gift of this time and prepare for re-entry.
Thanks for your generous support in granting us this gift. Please pray that God will use this time to renew us physically, emotionally, and spiritually to continue to love and lead the people of Steamboat Rock Baptist Church to Follow Jesus…further!