Fridays are nice not only because class gets out early, but because we get to hear one another's life stories during Heart of the Missionary time. Like a small group, these sessions are an opportunity to go beyond the surface relationship and see the struggles and the triumphs of God's people in the mission. We fully expect that there will be tears during these sessions because there are many hardships that missionaries go through both on and off the field. We are a fallen race and all of us fall short of the glory of God. Nevertheless, it is in His righteousness that we put our faith and hope.
Following lunch, an expedition was commissioned of the back 20 acres of the CIT property. A narrow trail wanders through the forest as children take turns fighting over who gets to be the leader. NOTE - missionary kids are really no different than regular children.