The Journey Home 

I sit in the airport, trying to keep the tears from running down my face. The reality hits me hard. I stare out the window, waiting to board, wondering what all my friends, all my students, all the people I have come to love are doing. I look around, watching the people eating their breakfast, chatting in English. A sob tightens my throat, threatening to escape. 

 Like me, they are travelers. They have begun something, and now are moving on to something else. My trip to Guatemala began in July, and has come to a close. However, before we left Rita asked us to think about what we will miss most about Tactic. If we miss it so much, why can’t we take it with us? I will miss the spiritual encouragement the most. I will miss watching the children worship in their daily devotions. Instead of dwelling on the sadness of their physical state, I can rejoice alongside them with the immense hope and joy they have in Christ Jesus. How incredibly simple it is to bring that back with me! It is my prayer that everyone, no matter where in this world, that we all encourage one another in the hope and the joy of Christ our Lord and Savior. 

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;  A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;  A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;  A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1‭-‬8 KJV

Voy a extrañar Tactic y la gente. Dios bendiga y cuida. En Cristo,

Ana (Hannah) 

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