Right after Troy got Malaria in early May we received this question via email. (Sender to remain anonymous.)
Q. You are coming back now, right? Let me know when to expect you.
We made a commitment to be here. God did not give us permission to bail out when it gets hard. We are not letting this get us down for any substantial amount of time. A day here, a week there (we're human) ... but that is it.
Maybe some of the reason Chrisitians are so regarded as flakes by the non-believing world is that we bail out too soon and too easily.
There is no judgement here. Just speculating. It's worth thinking about though.