Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May 14 - 24 Mission Trip

Time has flown by and I'm back now from the mission trip to Southwest Asia. I didn't post on here that I was going anywhere, but I figure that everyone who knows me knew I was going. We had an incredible time! We were in a closed country, so I was not sure how much we'd be able to share with those around us but God did some amazing things. The missionaries there told us that when we met with students from the universities, they would ask us questions and we could feel free to answer openly. Well, one of the first questions we were asked was, "What is the meaning of life? Isn't it all futile?" So we were able to talk openly about our faith and one of the missionaries really laid the gospel out for the Muslim students.

One of our purposes for going was to do Vacation Bible School for the children of the missionaries. The trick was cramming it all into a day and a half! We did crafts, played games, ran round outside, made T-shirts, threw water balloons, acted out Bible Stories, sang songs. . . in other words, we all had a blast!

Kaitlyn and Joseph stayed with Jeff's parents and really enjoyed themselves. After a few days of living the "bachelor" life, Jeff decided enough was enough and brought Katie home with him for the weekend! They had some great "Daddy-Daughter" time together. Naturally, all three were very happy to see me at the airport -- and I was thrilled to be back with them.