Two years sometimes feels like a lifetime ago, and stepping back into that world last month was like stumbling into a dream. A strangely familiar, wonderfully welcoming dream world.
Dinner with my mentor and her family
Some of my former students, now high schoolers!
A trip to Kandern isn't complete without visiting the Eis Cafe... multiple times!
I met this special family in the TeachBeyond orientation youth program in 2014.
It was great to catch up with Lizzy, an RA at BFA, whom I hadn't seen since orientation 2016!
I loved sharing Basel with these two, who are now serving in Germany and the UK.
And so, I return with new vision. As I set up my display table on college campuses and sit in the offices of missions pastors, these images come to mind. Replays of school tours and city explorations. Team meetings filled with laughter, as well as heartfelt prayers for one another. The faces of the ones He has called to those places for this time. Those school names are no longer just words on a page, but beautiful communities of willing servants and growing learners.
I wonder, Who's next? Who else will join them as teachers, administrators, residence life staff? I can't wait to see how He answers through the obedient yeses of His people!
(Want to see more? Watch our trip video here!)