Time for a holiday. About 7 years ago, after a lengthy illness that just seemed to knock the stuffing out of me, Julie and I took a week off in an all inclusive, and just slept on the beach .. no tours, no activities, just simply relax. Since that time we have made a point of checking out for that one week every year.
Julie laughs about it, but it is true that we do not go off the resort, and we do not talk or engage in any conversation..We are not there to build a new roof for the family down the street .. we simply check out.
Tonight we are heading to the airport , and will be gone for the week. Vlad has everything under control and will field any issues for the next week ( Including one new boy who is sick coming to the farm and another possibly returning this week ).
I have just posted 4 blog posts with about 20 different possible gift ideas ranging from $10 to $2500. We have put it out there, emptied our minds and done what we can do, now we will just leave it in Gods hands. When we return next week we will be back to work getting things organized and on the move for another incredible Christmas in Kyrgyzstan when HOPE is restored at this
special time of year .. Thank you everyone who has made this such an awesome year and has shared with us in both the joy and the sorrow that we have faced .. We are excited to head into the new year, recharged and ready to go .
Please read on to the next posts, and consider what you are able to do.
Blessings John and Julie
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds