What ho all! It truly is extraordinary that my time in this incredible place is almost to a close. As can be expected, I have deeply mixed emotions about leaving. I have seen sights and met people that have touched me and transformed me, but I also know that this trip was a bit like Narnia-I came for a specific purpose and for specific lessons that God needed to show me, but I cannot stay here forever. My job is to now go back and share these precious memories with those back home and to continue on this journey with the Good Shepherd.
I have not been the greatest at updating all of you on our grand adventures, but here is a run-through on what we’ve been doing over the last two weeks: 1) Took the cable car up Table Mountain and saw two oceans, countless mountain peaks, and most of Cape Town all at once, 2) watched the sunset from a lookout spot on Chapman’s Peak, 3) eaten massive amounts of amazing food, 4) taught about 60 very sweet and squirrelly preschoolers dance (not all at once), 5) prayed and sang with missionaries doing a very important work here in a community close to where my team and I are staying, 6) watched a sunrise on the beach over the bay that is walking distance from our host home, 7) been wrecked and taught by God’s gentle and ever-loving hands, 8) worshipped and learned alongside the YWAM Discipleship Training School Sound of the Nations, 9), seen ocean waves and more incredible mountains from Cape Point, 10), been within 2 ft. of penguins in the wild, and 11), drunk slightly ridiculous amounts of very good coffee.
In the midst of all these comings in and goings out, the theme that has emerged is that God is good. He is so very good. As I have asked, prayed, pleaded, and begged for answers to the questions of who he is and why evil exists, the answer has come forth loud and clear-God is good. He is wild, not tame, and he is good. Regardless of circumstances, He is constant and sure. I am so grateful for God’s guiding hand that led me here, and for all of you who have been supporting me during this journey. It has truly been transformative. I look forward to sharing more of my stories with you when I return! For now, love and blessings to you all!