Dear Friends, I have not abandoned you! I apologise for my long period of silence. In the time since I last wrote, I have had to make some major and hurried decisions, but all for the best. I will have to give you the brief version of my update because I am currently battling flu-like symptoms.
After much consideration, prayer, and the advice of my family, I recently accepted a scholarship offer from a university in the United States to participate in an Advanced Certificate Program. The program will provide foundational courses I need to pursue doctoral research in the near future and also equip me with the knowledge and skills for leading in the nonprofit world. In the space of two weeks, I purchased a ticket, delegated projects I was working on at home, packed up my belongings, and found myself en route to the U.S.!
In the couple of weeks since I arrived, I have been caught up in the madness of registration, securing accommodation and transportation, and adjusting to a new routine. I am glad to say that apart from this ill-timed flu, all is well! I am finally feeling settled and at ease.
I owe you another apology for being so late with my assignment for Module 2. It has been a bit of a challenge rescheduling my time to accommodate my new responsibilities (in addition to taking a full load of classes, I am also teaching a class for tuition remission!) I have read drafts posted by most of you and I am so proud to see your excellent work and to read your passionate pleas for your communities. May I assure you that I am glad to call you sisters and I am cheering you on!