suitcaseI was laughing at myself a few hours after I had posted my last entry on Sunday.  The last sentence of that entry says, ” … but then again, it has been kind of nice these last few weeks not to live out of suitcases.”  Why was I laughing at myself?  It is because I had forgotten that the very next day, Max and I would be packing up and flying to Indianapolis for a couple of days.  Oh, well… so much for not living out of suitcases:-)

Our full day of meetings at our mission board included the retelling of the joys and the sorrows, the highs and lows of our life in Chile.  It was good to look back and rejoice with our mission’s leadership team of all that God allowed us to learn and experience throughout our time there.  We also met with a counselor to be sure that if there were any unresolved or negative issues, we would be able to begin to process and work through those things.  Thankfully, we were able to walk away from that session knowing that we were at peace with all that we had encountered these past few years.

It was a long but good day of closure for us.  The end of the day signified the end of that chapter of our lives.  Of course, we are still passionate to be missionaries for Jesus, just in a different vicinity. We will always have the experiences ingrained in our hearts and minds, and we will have the opportunity to continue our relationships with the Chilean friends we gained.

 Colossians 3:23 (NIV)  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…

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