More and more each day, I realize that missions is not just a job, it is a life. And in this life that I love and wouldn't trade for anything, I have to fight for rest.
But after Love Extreme and some crazy time of consolidation, we got to take a retreat as the entire staff, and just rest.
The weekend of our US Independence Day, we went to the beach a couple hours from Arequipa.
Now keep in mind, it is winter in Peru. (I know, I know. Seventy degrees during the day is not winter. But it really gets cold! Or I'm just super-Peruvian now.)
So the beach was pretty much empty, accept for the 150ish Extremies. It was awesome.
I am also so thankful for my family here. They make everyday great. But if you could, say a prayer for this family of mine. For health, assurance of call, and unity.