The first response from our church has been positive and supportive, so Larry & I have started talking seriously about the harsh realities of such an endeavor. ‘Counting the cost’, so to speak, but only in generalities at this point.
I’ve also begun to mention the idea to family, friends and others in our church. The major concern among all of them is for my safety. There are definitely some isolated areas on the trip, and that is something we need to explore before committing further. I’ve made a basic outline for the planning process, and I’ll be looking at each step in greater detail over the next month or so. Stay tuned!