Leaving for the Philippines
As I sit at Pearson Airport in Toronto awaiting my flight aboard Cathay Pacific to Manila via Hong Kong, I know that I am in for the adventure of my life and am honored to have been asked. I am also leaving behind all those who I love dearly - precious children and a grandchild on the way, my faithful 4-legged walking companion Tyler (please guys, keep him walking while I'm gone!), my office team in Montreal and Ottawa who are always ready to help, and many cherished friends and colleagues. Thank you for the love, support and prayers offered to me to sustain me on this trip. While my bear Fred is stuffed in my knapsack, I know there are others among you who would have loved to be coming too. My thanks to the Mission and Service Fund for making this trip possible, and that while communication may not be regular, I will return with stories to share.
PS Don't forget to feed the fish and water the plants.