This evening, I board a plane to Los Angeles, where I catch
another plane to Fiji where I will spend 5 days getting briefed by folks at
UNDP (the UN Dev’t Program), then on the 27th I fly to Honiara, the
Solomon Islands. For anyone who has not gotten my last few messages, I am going
to work as a UN Volunteer on the island of Santa Isabel – as an advisor to the
Provincial government there, primarily building their capacity in financial and
project management. The initial assignment is for a year, but can be renewed
for up to three years (the length of the project).
If you would like to get my monthly (or so)
newsletter updates, I’ve set up a Google group — TELGlobal (http://groups.google.com/group/telglobal)
— that you can sign up for. (Technical note: it is currently “announcement
only” which means I can write and send out the newsletter, but it’s not set up
for discussion. If anyone were interested, that could be changed.) To join the
group, follow this link: http://groups.google.com/group/telglobal/subscribe?note=1
NOTE: Access to the group on the
web requires a Google Account (sorry, but I swear it works *way* better
& easier than Yahoo). If you don't have a Google Account set up yet, you'll
first need to create an account before you can access the group. You can create
an account at:
Finally, if anyone is interested in contributing to my
venture and did not receive my most recent e-mail telling you how to do that,
let me know. I’ll be happy to send it to you!
Take care, wish me luck. I’m *really* looking forward
to warm weather and it will be good to be back in a more slow-moving culture.
I’m also looking forward to worshipping with fellow Anglicans (and maybe even
being able to serve in my role as Deacon in my free time).