At least once a year, Extreme schedules an Officers Summit. With our team members living & serving in multiple countries, we are blessed that technology can get us quite far in the communication world, but there is just an irreplaceable need to get together in person on occasion.
There have been a few recent changes within the Officer level of Extreme Nazarene and one could not make it to this week of meetings, so here are the three amigos that were able to convene.
They had a very productive week making plans for the future of the organization. If you haven’t heard from any other outlet, Extreme is really growing! We have received so many applications lately that Mike is kept very busy in managing the application-to-interview-to-field process among his other tasks. This trip also included a weekend of interviews, which is why he was gone so many days.
Meanwhile, Max enjoyed talking with Peter Rabbit…
…exchanging photo-texts with Daddy…
…playing in the bath tub…
…and going on trips to the mall with Mommy!
Mike was also able to borrow a car one evening and meet my family for dinner who happened to be in town taking my youngest sibling back to college for the year. Good timing! There’s always mail to collect, items to exchange, etc. :)
We’ve shared this before, but we can stock up on diapers in the States, pay for the extra suitcase fee and still come out ahead for what they cost in Ecuador. Mike sent me this picture of his shopping cart before he was even done shopping. Haha. We are WELL stocked up for a while. I should show you Max’s closet!
Of course, he purchased a few other items I enjoy using in the kitchen – like brown sugar and cinnamon, for example (both of which you can sorta find here in Quito, but they are NOT THE SAME). Well, last time he traveled, I unpacked his bags and some spices were nowhere to be found. They had been confiscated! This time, Mike put everything “suspicious” in his carry on. He was flagged and searched but he managed to keep it all, yay!
And one more photo – he was able to spend a fun evening with our friends, the Tibbs!
Little Max and I survived just fine during his time away, but we sure missed him!