On 1st August 2009, it's jubilation, celebration, laughter and souts of joy. A STEM team has to leave and usher in a new one.
The outgoing team is looking back and thanking God for His faithfulness through that year.
That they never lacked any good thing. That despite the sacrifice, God came through in many ways and yes, It was worth it.
The new team is anxious, maybe unsure of what the bring will make or bring of them, but they are ready for the task.
The uncertainty is experienced by both teams. The old wondering where they will lay their heads for that night and for the days to follow, how they will get back to the 'normal' world, get a job and live kawaida life. Reconnect with friends and family and so on and so on.
The new team wonder how they will raise funds for that one year. Who will they approach and how will they go about it? The students seem to know the former staff, will they ever get to know me?
Those and many more questions have a way of lingering in their minds.
The team from Norway shared their journey as missionaries in Norway. How they had had a successful time in a very different environment. How they had to share the message without preaching in crusades but by going to paries and playing games with the students in Norway. What an experience!!!