I removed a couple walls and ceilings.
It is not surprising that purchasing a fifty year old partly completed church building and transforming it into a home requires focus and time. I have spent much of the past couple weeks completing the purchase of the property, lining up financing, and talking to contractors. For the past several days I have added tearing out walls and ceilings to the list of ongoing must-do tasks. Today, I will spend a couple hours with the designer measuring and planning.
Meanwhile, I am also staying current with my email and other ministry responsibilities, but only in a reactive mode. I have not initiated new ministry during this period and I don’t expect to for the next several months.
One wonderful part of working as a team is that one of us can shift focus and the other one can continue with our core mission. So, Nancy is continuing to focus on ministry activities while I temporarily redirect energy to this house project.
As part of this adjustment, Nancy and I have decided that she will travel alone to Africa in April and I will remain in the US pushing forward with our relocation from Spokane to Lititz. She has several training events planned and I will support her from afar.
Hopefully, we will be moved and settled into our new house by the fall and I will be able to return to more normal Anda Leadership activities.