Friday, March 9, 2007

All Good Things... -Amy J

"All good things must come to an end." I've heard that old cliché my entire life. I just don't think it's true. While our time in Africa comes to a close, our thoughts and prayers and purposes are far from over. As Brent says, our work in Africa is just beginning.

The truth is, Africa leaves a mark. As with most mission trips, it is hard to explain all that Africa is to us. Each of us has a different perspective. So when you ask us, “How was Africa?” it may take us a while to answer. For certain, we can say it’s been “good”, but to explain how much we’ve loved and been loved, how we’ve lived in community, how we’ve marveled at God’s creation, and how we’ve walked alongside the poor and their precious caregivers… well, we will struggle to explain.

While we are the team you sent, we don’t come home with a plan for what’s next. Truth is, we’re not entirely sure what’s next. But we are sure of one thing, whatever’s next, it’s got to be a team effort—a Rolling Hills effort. I love the intentionality of RHCC. I love how our people get behind missions—think about all that God allows us to be apart of in the world… Moldova, Ecuador, and now Africa.

Thank you for sending us. We’re on our way home, hopefully very different than when we left.

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