|hiking with family|
|nature walking with cousins|
|worshiping with sisters in Christ|
|getting lost on road trips with friends|
|spending precious time at Fairmount Camp with family|
|giggling with new friends at camp|
|painting best friend mugs|
|visiting uncle Micah and aunt Maggie|
|making s'mores with grandma|
We have been blessed with an incredible family, genuine friendships and an amazing church. We are feeling quite emotional about leaving and know our family and friends are too. Here at MTI we are learning how to say “goodbye" and process the grieving that comes with it. The motto here is, “when you say goodbye we hope it hurts because that means you loved deeply.”
This morning we as a family went on a prayer walk to process all that we are learning here at training. We shared our struggles and praises with one another. Nathan reminded us of the story of Joshua and his great mission. God sent him away from home and said, “Be strong and courageous.” After Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River they decided to make a special monument to help them remember what God had done to make a way. Like the Israelites we stacked small stones while sharing with each other what we hope to remember. It was a special time of healing and worship.
Thank you for praying for our family and those we are leaving behind as we continue this process of transition. We love you and are grateful for you.