With the recent air travel that Jeff and I did when we visited CVM in Seattle, we discovered the quickest way to promptly end all conversation with your row-mate in an airplane. It sounds something like this:
Me: Where are you from?
Row-mate: (answers) And you?
Me: Well, we are rather homeless at the moment. We sold our house and we are preparing to move to Nicaragua.
Row-mate: [shocked, unsure of appropriate response, perhaps feeling a little trapped] Oh, Wow! Is that for a job?
Me: Well, kind of. My husband is going to teach vet medicine at a university there. We are going with a mission agency. (Did you catch the operative word in that sentence...that is the key! You can just see the fear set in.)
Row-mate: Oh. Well, good luck to you! [pick up boring flight magazine...look busy].
It is rather amusing to watch it all unfold. From the perspective of most people, this journey is simply crazy...and it is almost impossible for a person to respond to our plans. But as we have said before...it does seem crazy...and God is happy to use our craziness!
If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. 2 Corinthians 5:13