34 days of travel. 36 states covered. 9,000 miles on the road. 170 hours in the car. 33 families visited. A few additional ministry partners! 0 problems with the car and no accidents!
And lots and lots of lessons learned on the vital role of prayer, the many faces of hospitality, important elements of community-building, people’s varied experiences and views on mentorship and discipleship, and what it means to be a sojourner and foreigner to this world.
Thank you again to all of you that prayed for us regularly during our entire trip. It truly went far beyond our very best expectations (even though we didn’t really have very high expectations to begin with…). The girls really did amazingly well. Both welcomed and enjoyed each new adventure that each day brought and provided daily comic relief and much encouragement to Phil and I. This mammoth road trip will definitely be one of those treasured experiences we've had as a family.
And last, but not least, THANK YOU again to all of you who carved time out of your summer schedule to welcome us, host us, embrace us, and shower us with your kindness! We so enjoyed spending time with each of you!
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