Often times people ask us when we are “coming home” for furlough. I understand what they mean, and sometimes I’ll refer to the USA and Chile as both our home. But, we are planning, God willing, to be in Chile for the long run.
It’s virtually impossible to effectively plant churches, train pastors, and evangelize a city and/or country in a few years. Most of the great missionaries of the past that God has used to revolutionize a country with the gospel served on the field for decades. Only God knows how long we will be here in Chile, but I’m convinced that more missionaries should long term thinkers.
After being in Chile for over 5 years, we have been approved by a bank for a low interest mortgage to build a house!! It should be completely finished before we come “home” for furlough in April 2011. Here’s a picture of the progress.