It is hard to put into words what these last nine days have been like–“incredible” would be an understatement.
To be able to share in this amazing journey with six young people, and our trusty leader, Charissa, is something I will remember forever. Surely, the magnitude of this experience will continue to reveal itself in our lives long after we leave this place tomorrow.
Some of you may have felt the youth’s entries and reflections were too short or not as descriptive as you’d like 🙂 And, that is probably true. However, there is so much to take in every single day that is can feel a bit overwhelming…almost like an overload of information and emotions. Eventually, one day blends in with the next and it is hard to remember everything we did in a day! So, we will have to give you more of a highlight overview once we get back, complete with pictures.
Thank you so much to those of you who lifted us up in prayer and followed along with our blogs. And, a HUGE thank you to Charissa who bravely embraced the joys and challenges of working with youth–if she can survive 10 days with six teenagers in a foreign country without going completely insane, I’d say she can handle anything! Well done.
I am truly honored to have had this experience with our youth and Charissa, and look forward to sharing more once we return.
We leave Jerusalem around midnight tomorrow, July 5, and touch down in Seattle around 10:20 am on July 6. We appreciate prayers for safe travels as we fly home.
P.S. Make sure to ask the youth about Edith.