Saturday, October 26, 2013

Catch up on October

My small group at the retreat

After a very full 5 months here in Melut, I (Bethany) was blessed with the opportunity to fly to Bali, Indonesia for a Thrive Women's Retreat. I never would have traveled so far for a conference but one of my best friends serves in Indonesia and we met up a few days before the retreat to spend a few special days together - just the two of us. With our husbands holding the fort down with our kids at home, we walked along the beach, talked,  drank Starbucks, shopped, talked, lounged by the pool, and talked some more. :)
    We also opened our hearts to the Lord for reflection, processing, and healing. It was just what both of us needed.

Nan and I drinking Starbucks on the beach

I was excited about McDonalds

After 9 days away I flew back to Nairobi, Kenya where Eli and the boys had flown a week previously. We enjoyed four days as a family and re-supplied to return to Melut. We arrived to a difficult situation on campus but we are so thankful for the rest and refreshment God gave us during our two weeks away.

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