Saturday, July 27, 2013

And then there were 2...

2 adults gringos that is.  This morning Laura and Kayla left for the U.S.  We are the only Americans left.  It's been a sad day.  It's the end of the 2012-13 Stint team.  We will for sure miss everyone, especially those who won't return for a second year.  In mid-September the new team will come.  And with it a lot of change.
Melissa & Kayla at 4:00 in the morning
Melissa & Laura
But with this current change hopefully comes some rest.  We won't have all of the team meetings/events that we would normally have.  We leave tomorrow for Ecuador to renew our visas.  There is a lot of sickness going around our family, so we're hoping this trip can be somewhat relaxing and that some of us aren't miserable.

Coming back from Ecuador, we will really be able to dive into planning for the coming year.  We'll also be able to work on ministry partner development (aka support raising).  That is a need after being here for about a year.

Overall, we just feel so blessed by this year.  Was it tiring?  Yes.  Was it incredibly stretching on our hearts, lives, marriage and family?  Yes.  Did God work in some pretty cool ways?  Yes.  We're excited for what's ahead and hoping it's a little less tiring!

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