Packing, Planning, and Saying Goodbye

The last few days have been quite busy. I’ve been packing, sorting through all my books, preparing my final two messages for Sunday, and trying to make time to say goodbye to as many people as possible. By God’s grace, everything seems to be coming together.

After sorting through various flight options, I finally landed with Air New Zeland, which had the best price available. At least I will get to say I spent some time in New Zeland, even if it is only for an hour in the airport. Lord willing, I will fly out of Adelaide the morning of December 11 en route to Los Angeles via Auckland. I should be in LA by late morning on the same day my journey began. Try to figure that one out.

I am really looking forward to spending some time in LA. I’ll be there for almost a week. Still working on a place to stay, but I am sure I’ll be able to figure something out before I leave. My plans in LA include making sure my car is up to snuff for a drive across the country, meeting with Ray Merringer to discuss future interim possibilities for TMS grads in Wallaroo, catching up with friends, going to Grace On Campus at USC, hanging with students, and of course going to Grace Church on Sunday. I may even try to sneak in a trip to Disney Land, but that may be a little ambitious. One other major item I need to take care of is the purchase of new books. I have left roughly 60% of my books here in Australia for the next interim pastor, so I am hoping to repurchase them at Grace.

So that’s a very brief snapshot of what the next week looks like for me.

On another note, I did want to mention that I will be attending Southern Seminary beginning in January of 2008. Lord willing, some time after New Year’s I’ll head up to Louisville, Kentucky, and commence study towards a Master of Theology degree. I am really excited about the opportunity, but will miss Australia, as well as Los Angeles. But God has opened up this door, so it seems wise to walk through.

In the mean time, I have some packing to do.


3 Responses to “Packing, Planning, and Saying Goodbye”

  1. ebunnell Says:

    One’s loss is another’s gain; I will be seeing you soon/love you/pop.

  2. godisalivinggod Says:

    You’re going to be missed here in LA!

  3. Scott Jung Says:

    Hey Brian, I had some time to read up on your blog just now since yesterday was the last day of classes here at USC for the semester. It’s good to hear that the Lord has been using you mightily in Australia, and that He has possibly called you to study at Southern Baptist!

    Have a safe flight back to the States. I’ll be sure to look out for you next Sunday at Crossroads.

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