Journal Entry #14 – I am entering new territory today. I have traveled out of the country on several short term mission trips in the past, but never for more than 14 days at a time. Today is day 16. I am usually very ready to be back home by this time, but the feeling is much different on this occasion. In the short time I have been here, I have managed to secure a driver’s license, negotiate a contract for a place to rent, secure health and car insurance, and begin language classes. Having these things accomplished and a place that we will be able to call home has really had a positive effect on me, mentally. So, from here, I will boldly go where I have never been before …..