THE TEAM THAT LEAVES SO MUCH...
Teams come and go - and every team gives so much of themself while they are here. The team with Randy and Kim - our daughter and son-in-law and their Pastor Ken and Jackie, left so much with our dear friends here in Krygyzstan. The two weeks were packed with building relationships, sharing music, laughter, tears and joy. Sorrow filled our hearts when they left.
We had a wonderful Woman's Conference, Men's Breakfast, sharing many differnt places, answering questions about our lives, our culture, and building relationships along the way.
The team learned about the importance of giving Relief when there is crisis, helping with Restoration to bring back hope and dignity to those we help and finally the importance of Development in order to ensure we do not create dependency upon us as foreign visitors in this beautiful and very poor country.
Our daughter and son-in-law have a new place in our hearts - they now hold the place of servant - true servant. We watched them serve over and over and are in awe of how they became so much more than family. What a joy to see. We know they will never be the same again - how could you be. The children, seniors, disabled and the dear friends we have here in Kyrgyzstan will be forever burned into their hearts. What a wonderful gift to Kyrgyzstan and to us they have been.
The time for them here has ended, but we just wait for their return. As it is said here again and again by the nationals when we leave. "We are waiting for you."