Today, I began a long trip back to Bulgaria. I started this morning with a drive down to Rockford, Illinois where I will stay with my folks for a few days. On Sunday I will visit Crossview EFC in DeKalb where I will talk about Bulgaria and give a sermon. Then on Tuesday, I fly back to Sofia.
I will be away from my family for over three weeks. This is the longest I have been apart from theme since Sasha and I got married, and as I skyped with my three girls this afternoon there were already quite a few tears shed in our Oak Park Heights home.
I am looking forward to seeing some friends in Sofia and family in Kostenets. I have been given instructions to give our cat a hug from everybody. I will use this time to get things ready for the family to come back in June. I will also attend a meeting in Romania with some of my fellow ReachGlobal city team leaders.
For the next day or two I hope to connect with some friends in the area, but other than that I have some time to relax before the long part of the trip begins.
25 days until I get back to Minnesota.