We had hoped to have the building completed enough to use by June 1st this year for training camp. However, unexpected delays (especially the wet weather) have pushed construction back. As a result, there is a huge need for someone to be here in the US (and not have all the staff overseas) while the building project progresses. So this summer I will be spending a fair amount of time in WI in order to continue overseeing construction.
I am definitely going to miss leading an international missions team this summer. At the same time, I sense a specific calling this summer. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to use my construction skills and education to strategically serve our ministry in the development of the long-term permanent missions training camp site.