A common thread between the two countries and partners I’ve visited has been the impact that our teams make.
One of the common questions we’re asked when talking about our trips is: ‘But does it actually make a difference?’ A valid point indeed, for it’s important that people don’t spend their time and money doing something where actually no positive impact is made, or worse still, a negative impact is felt.
One of the legacies of this year’s teams – paintings to brighten up the classrooms!
This week, for example, I’ve heard countless ways in which the families who travelled out over the summer have left a legacy: new ways of teaching; increased motivation; a feeling that they were a sign of God’s hand being over the work; certain people in the community now starting to regularly come to church because of the interaction they had. How exciting is that!
Meet baby Albie, named after one of the children who visited this summer on a family trip.
The faith of our partners has been incredible to witness, and hearing how God has worked in their ministries a real encouragement. I’ve received various offers to come and live out in Africa permanently, but the flight home is booked, so until next time…!