Today was the final day of “official” ministry and while it was a wonderful day, it was really hard. Saying goodbye to new friends, leaving behind those we have come to love can be really painful. We have seen lives changed. But we have also seen lives open to change but the process is going to be ongoing and hard. It’s difficult to leave and not know the outcome but we believe and trust that God loves these friends more than we ever could. The day was full of hugs and full of tears…but to hurt over the brokenness of the world is the closest we will be to understanding the heart if our Father.
Pray with us for these new (and old) friends. That God will send others to love and comfort and care for these precious friends.
While the official time is over we still look forward to tomorrow and the trip home (and life back on campus) to continue looking for opportunities to love people the way Christ did and to continue to experience the joy of living within the community we found together this week.