(We had to wait 2-3 days for the clothes to dry ... )
(Lisa, Mabinty, Mamoud, and Dave.)
A lasting impression for me from this trip is that although so many in Sierra Leone live simply, without many material possessions, many are still full of joy and peace.
(Lisa with the girls at the orphanage.)
I will wrap up by saying this: I survived!!! Not the trip--that was the "easy part." Being away from the children for so long for the first time was the difficult part. Being away from the children was another growing and learning process for me. But I feel encouraged and in awe of the many friends and family coming together to support our family prayerfully, financially, and especially looking after our children while we were away. Thanks to all of you for your on-going support!
With love, Lisa