Hello CLBI blog!
This is the last update from Team East Asia. We have been back for 3 weeks now, almost as long as we were gone. We have all been processing our trip well and we have adjusted back to our life in Canada.
We really enjoyed our time in East Asia and were very sad to leave. It was emotional having to say goodbye to our new friends. We are very thankful for technology to keep in contact with the people we grew close to on our trip. We felt so cared for while we were there.
Although leaving was hard, it shows the depth of the friendships we were able to create, of which we are very thankful for. The friendly atmosphere of the coffee shop and the staff which God is so evidently working through is not something we will soon forget.
We all hope to visit again someday. We have learned a lot about short and long-term trips and look forward to opportunities God may provide for us in the future.
We want to say thank you to everyone who prayed for our trip. It was very encouraging to know that we had so many people back home praying for us and the people we would meet. We urge you to continue praying for East Asia as the area where we were placed desperately needs people working in and with the local people.
Our specific prayer requests:
- That God would provide long-term staff for the coffee shop
- That believers would find favour with the government
- That God would continue to work in the hearts of the people we were in contact with
- That we will continue to process our experience well and discern where God is calling us in the future
Signing out for the last time,
Team East Asia