Published: September 2nd 2008August 31st 2008
"Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of the Lord..."
At the beginning of the week, Chuck told us that all we needed to have were willing hands and a willing heart. Some of us weren't sure that we had enough skills to make a difference. But God called each one of us to come on this trip for a special purpose -- and each of us for different reasons. And so we came -- some with more skills than others, but all with willing hands and willing hearts. And we're leaving this place different than when we arrived; some with a few more skills, most of us with bruises and scrapes (a testament to all those blocks we moved!), but, most importantly, I think we're leaving here with a different perspective on what really matters. Things make a house, but love makes a home.
To Chuck and Terri: Thank-you doesn't really quite say enough, but I think that I speak for the entire team when I say that y'all are one of the reasons that this trip was so amazing. So from the bottoms of all our hearts, thank you
for all the months of hard work, organizing, and preparation you put into making this trip such an unforgettable experience. We all love you!
On the bus ride to the airport, I passed around a notebook and asked those who wanted to, to write down their thoughts, comments, and reflections about the trip. I think the best way to wrap this up is to end with that. Thank you all for following along with us, and especially for your prayers. God Bless.