Okay, that was my Friends moment. Finally, some official news! We got a phone call today from our recruiter and Tim and I have accepted the nomination. We are slated to leave for Africa in August 2010. Tim will be teaching math, and I will be teaching English. We are so, incredibly excited. Thank you for all of your well wishes during this waiting time. Our waiting and your prayers have paid off. I think everyone pictures themselves living in some hot, remote African village when they sign up for PC. Well that’s really what we’ll be doing! If you’re wondering, these are the countries that have both math and English teacher programs in Africa. Most of them officially speak French or English, and Tim and I are already working on our French. I’m sure we will have to learn the local languages, but hopefully French will help. We will be gone for 27 months (three months of in-country training, two years at our site).
Of course, this could obviously change! We could not get medical clearance, the program could be suspended, or we could just not get an invitation (they do it kind of like a flight, overbook and expect people to drop), or maybe the PC Web site is wrong and we’ll be in a completely different country in Africa. But the point is that if everything goes well, WE’RE GOING TO AFRICA IN LESS THAN A YEAR! 🙂 We’ll probably leave at the beginning of August. I’m excited. Can you tell? Tim is too. Wish us luck! Please email us any questions or leave them in the comments. Now we actually get to do something … medical clearance, here we come!