Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Team Serbia is Heading Home...

Hey everyone,

Our Deputation adventures are coming to an end in Serbia...

We had an amazing time at camp in Zlatibor with university students (July 20-27), where we studied the parable of The Good Samaritan and learned about loving our neighbors. This was a great chance to reconnect with many of the students that we had met over the course of our travels throughout the country and also meet many new faces. We led an "American Evening" and our entries in the talent show and karaoke events were truly memorable! On July 27, we returned to Belgrade for a few days to say goodbye to the amazing friends that we have made during our time here. On July 29 we had a wonderful farewell party at our flat and we enjoyed an incredible evening of fellowship that lasted over seven hours! We have spent the last few days finishing up with goodbyes, debriefing as a team, and soaking in as much as we can of the cafe culture...

In a few hours we will be boarding our flight to London, so we would certainly ask for prayers for safe travels as we journey home. We will be spending the night in London and then flying out to Seattle tomorrow - we should return home around 2:30pm.

Thank you so much to everyone who has sent us words of encouragement throughout our time here and thank you to all of you who have been praying for us and reading our updates. It means so much to all of us that we can share this experience with you!

We will return home with thousands of pictures and many incredible stories about our time here - which document the wonders that God is doing here in the hearts of the people of Serbia (and Montenegro). We hope that we will have a chance to connect with as many of you as possible to share a bit about our experiences - and we would love to hear about what God is doing in your life as well, considering we know that summers are often full of adventures!

We love and miss you all very much and we are excited to return to you!

Take care and God bless you all, Team Serbia

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