Missionary ReConnect

imageSince Friday our family has been at the Ridge Haven Conference Center in the mountains of southern North Carolina attending MTW’s ReConnect Conference. ReConnect, or “camp crazy” as Mike calls it, is a chance for missionaries on furlough to gather together and receive the tender loving care they need. Missionaries, to begin with, are nutty folks. And, more often than not missionaries are pretty scarred and broken sinners.

imageThe adults received care and the kids were cared for and received kid appropriate counseling. The 30, or so, missionaries listened to panels, received preaching and worship, talked about difficulties and received teaching on a few valuable topics. Yes, more than a few missionaries shed tears and others earned individual or couples sessions with a therapist. Pictured here is the result of Mike’s “how would you summarize your last mission term” collage. It’s official, Mike is crazy.

These past few days have been a first step toward healing from a very difficult last 10-months for us. We earned our very own private counseling appointment and it was useful. Please pray for the three of us as we continue to process and decompress.