Week 4 was a great wrap up to all the training g we had been learning as our team (Shay, Andy, and Missy) presented what we had observed and learned from our church host for the month. It helped to solidify the need to continue to take the posture of a learner and reflect Jesus. It was great to see what everyone else had experienced as well. We are all going to different parts of the world but the message is the same. God loves us more than we deserve because He desires to have a relationship with us. It is a message of hope and one I know will be proclaimed boldly by those I was in training with.
We also learned about taking care of our selfs as we transition to the field and begin the work. This was a great resource. Perhaps the most important session for is was helping us understand an giving us tools to help our wonderful children with the adjustment.
Speaking of the children, they all did a great job and I think really enjoyed themselves. They also learned a lot. Maddie said the best thing she learned was that culture ah ok is real and you need to be prepared for it. Reagan said she learned that we can travel well as a family. Georgia learned that she could do different things like helping people right now even when she is just seven.
Braden found some new friends and more independence which is great.
We wrapped up with a few days in Paris before heading home (more on that in a different post to come later). And after a 8 hour layover in the Boston airport we arrived at 11:45pm and drive home . It was weird getting behind the wheel of a car after a month of only public transport. The time was useful, confirming and encouraging. It is good to be home but we do miss our CCMI family.
There is a lot to still process but we are excited to have this training under our belt. Thanks for all the prayers.