Time to get back into the training here!

Last Update: March 14, 2021

I'm Back!

This past year has been a "do nothing" for me. I have been so upset and concerned about the political goings on here in the U.S. that I stopped my learning here and mostly stopped working on my blog sites. Plus my missionary daughter and her family (with my 3 little grandchildren) have been back in the states and I've been concentrating on them. Mel and I learned last weekend at our visit with them that they will all be returning to the mission field this August. My heart is broken about them returning earlier than I had thought, but I am proud of my daughter and son-in-law for wanting to live such a sacrificial life. This time their tour may be a five year tour in the field. At my age of 67 I may not get to see them face to face again after they leave in August. They are serving with Wycliffe doing Bible translation in the deep jungles of Papua New Guinea - someplace that I cannot physically go.

The one trip I and my husband took to Austrailia (when my daughter was deathly ill in a hospital there) was very difficult for me with my wheelchair and my many health issues. My beautiful grandchildren are age 2, 5 and 8. I'm going to really miss seeing them grow up and talking to my daughter who is my best friend. I'm hoping and praying that they will finally get phone and internet access in the village where they will be serving. I know that I will be able to facetime them when they are at the WyCliffe compound and susposedly their internet is better than it was before. (before it would drop every few minutes).

Today I've been journaling to God about what He wants me to do now. I love to learn and I plan on being active once again within this community and training. I'm hoping that I will be shown what blogging aspect I can begin working on that will give me a new interest and something to wake up for every day. At this point in my life, I'm not seeking riches, but wanting to be doing something helpful and useful. God has provided well for my husband and I during our marriage and I'm ok, except for health issues which confine me to a wheelchair and greatly limits the activites I can engage in. Maybe I can do something useful here.

Anyway, I hope to be around the community more now and pick back up helping others here. I'm definitely going to be back doing some training as I love to learn new things - it keeps my brain working. I pray each of you have a beautiful day. - Shirley

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AlexEvans Premium Plus
Welcome back Shirley, and best wishes as you reconnect with your online journey. It can be about timing and from the looks the time is right for you.

You will find it hard to make that adjustment, to your daughter going back into the field, sometimes things work themselves through and it may not be as long as you think.

Take care.

JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
🙏🙏 For your daughter and her family, and for you, Shirley, to have strength! Welcome back!

drjec Premium
Thanks for sharing. I left my family to serve God in a new culture. They gave me a gift by supporting my decision to go. I spent several
Years working with Wycliffe Bible Translators as they did a new translation of the New Testament into a local dialect. I helped them do a lot of work on their house as well. A wonderful calling.
lucbizz Premium
Welcome back on the active side of WA, Shirley :-)