It has been interesting to see people's reactions to the thought that I will be going to the Eastern Cape next year. The most common has been a moment of shell-shock. Everyone has known, at least in their heads, that I will be going and quite likely far away, but generally people have somehow felt that it would not happen. But the next reaction is that the place I am going is pretty cool.
Now I am hoping that the powers that be don't change their minds - I like the thought of the church that I have been told about!
We are thinking about how to cope as a family. Everyone is optimistic and we see plenty of goood things ahead - but there will almost certainly be separation and that is going to be hard. Of course, everyone I speak to has their ideas as to what we should do. And then I shut down - because I get obstinate when told 'do it THIS way'!
I am looking forward to confirmation from Conference, because until then we can't really plan.