August 2, 2019 | Time to say goodbye
Today we visited with the HIV families and did our last round of ministry. We were able to visit the Mae Fa Luang flower gardens. It rained while we stopped for lunch, the rain ceased while we walked through the garden and then picked back up again when our tour was over. God has been looking out for us the whole trip, even in the smallest ways.
We were also able to visit Tham Luang, the cave where the soccer team was stuck for 10 days last summer. Very close to Bill and Susie’s house! It was the first time anyone had been able to visit it, and the statue they have in memory of Sam, the diver who found the team but lost his life, is beautiful.
The evening consisted of sharing memories from the week and then exchanging gifts with our prayer partners. Some tears were held back, but we are all feeling sad the trip is over. It will be good to go home and share the stories of the many ways the students, Bill and Susie, and everyone at S2S have touched our hearts and changed our lives!
August 8, 2019 | Day 8
Yesterday the team traveled to Friendship Island with Haitian Creole Tours. This allowed for a period of rest, relaxation and reflection after an extremely hot and busy week of ministry in addition to supporting a local business started by a couple of EBAC graduates. The island is absolutely beautiful and the ride there on a Haitian “water taxi” is always an adventure. The team enjoyed a lunch of freshly caught lobster and crab before heading back to mainland and then to the New Roots Farm for a tour and snack of smoked chicken wings. They are driving economic development in their community in some really simple yet effective ways and the progress they’ve made in the last year was awesome to see in person.