A long trip home

[caption id="attachment_150" align="aligncenter" width="199"] A Final Taste of Poland[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_149" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Interacting with UKSW students[/caption]

We made it home, safe and sound last night.  Our baggage, however, was not quite as fortunate.  Six of our bags ended up staying in Atlanta or traveling to Nashville, and we are hoping to be united with our "stuff" today.  "Virtual Mike" also made it home, looking just as refreshed as when he left.  Unfortunately, most of his views of Poland were from the inside of the baggage (sorry Mike!).

[caption id="attachment_146" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Damaris & Virtual Mike[/caption]

We will have much to share with friends and family in the coming days.  We have made some wonderful connections that will shape us and others for years to come.  We were priviliged to see the vision that Don, Betty, and Jonathan have for their ministry, and to help make connections between the church, the community, and a university - all of which only work by fostering relationships.  It is probably the relationships that we made with Polish people in Dabrowa, at UKSW, and in the schools that we will cherish most.  We all have a lot to think about; we experienced the wonders of another culture, we saw remnants of evil and suffering, and we grew to care about each other and new friends.  As I am writing this final entry, it makes me smile to think that people in Dabrawa are sharing dinner with their families right now, having just worshiped the very same God in their church that we will worship in our churches a few hours from now.  z Bogiem - God be with you.

Finally, if you want to watch a few of Pastor Jarek's videos of our visit, you can check out these linkis:

Women\'s Day Service

Pastor Jarek\'s Candid Camera

Many thanks to all of you who prayed for us, who helped us gather things to take for our Polish friends, and who supported us materiall.


Dr. Entwistle, Dr. Welling,

Connie, Karen, Carrie, Katie, Brooke, Kim, Dusty,

Amber, Sam, Damaris, Adrienne, Kristin,

and - of course - virtual Mike


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