On Sunday we had a video call with the team during our 11:00 worship service. The advances in technology in just the past five years has allowed us back on the home front to go from a "no news is good news" posture for two weeks to being able to keep up with the team's travels by text, email, Facebook and blog updates, and video calls.
Speaking of travel, after several plane changes they are currently on their way back to Atlanta and should arrive early evening. They're tired and will no doubt reexperience the jet lag since they've just gotten used to life being six hours ahead of us in the Eastern Time Zone.
But what really matters is not the technology that allows us to keep in touch with them, or the distance (and fatigue!) of the travel, but those they went to be with and show the love of God to. It's easy to get caught up in the details of the trip or the anxieties of the travel, but we should never forget the basic, fundamental, crucial reason they went: to tell a few dozen young people in Montenegro that Jesus loves them deeply and cares about them so much that He was willing to die for them.
Here are a couple of final pictures from the trip. The first is a picture of most of the campers with the team on the shore of Black Lake. The second is a picture of Hannah holding up one of eight packages of tortillas the team took for Mexican Meal night. Appropriate that the brand of tortillas is "Mission".
Posted on Tue, July 27, 2010
by Glenn Cole