We've not passed this way before, and so I am gathering all the resources I can find it make this transition a smooth one. This is our first furlough- while I am excited to go home, I understand that this probably feels more like home to our boys than America does. So we tread lightly. We seek Jesus often. We grieve the loss of places and people and foods. And we look forward to seeing friends and family and supporters in America. And we make lots of lists!
If you are a missionary hunting for resources on transition, furlough, packing here are some great links for you!
- Ron Kotesky has a ton of helpful e-books on re-entry for you and your kids!
- Preparing for Furlough by William Ardill, M.D.
- Thought on "leaving" over at Missionary Moms Companion!