Friends and supporters often ask this question when we are back in the states, and I often find myself fumbling around with a coherent answer. Usually I say something like, “Well, um, let me see…uh…I can’t really say…” The reason we struggle with this question is that the missionary life is so varied.
Just to bore you needlessly, I thought I would take note of everything I did on a random day this week. At the very least, it will give something of an idea of my days in Spain. Here’s what I did on Tuesday. Drum roll please!
7:00-8:00am Devotions and deal with screaming baby
8:00-8:45 Hand over screaming baby, prepare breakfast, set table, eat with family
8:45-9:15 Work on Saturday Greek class
9:30-10:15 Remember at the last second paperwork due at the city hall. Sprint 1 1/2 kilometers up a hill to turn in the paperwork just in time.
10:20-11:10 Run home and work on Saturday Greek class
11:10am-1:30pm Go meet with a lawyer concerning the mountain of paperwork for the visa for Eric.
1:30-2:30 Major traffic jam and then lunch at a restaurant to save time
2:30-4:00 Finish greek class preparation, work on emails, work on lesson for Saturday night youth group
4:00-5:45 Skype call with director of la EET (theological school)
5:45-6:10 Process with Julie some frustration about lack of sign-ups for the Greek course that I spent 100+ hours designing
6:15-8:00 Prayer meeting at church
8:15-8:45 Eat fantastic dinner made by Julie and wash the dishes
8:45-9:30 Play with Evan, clean up, Evan’s bath, and help tuck him in
There you have it! If you have actually read this far, go ahead and pinch yourself or brew yourself a cup of coffee…anything to resuscitate yourself.