“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
― Pascal Mercier,
― Pascal Mercier,
The view of the surrounding lands: 😍💕
Lovely and comfy den area:
And we were treated to Traditional Irish Stew!! Reportedly, it takes over 24 hours to make the authentic stew. I LOVED it!
This was where we ate a lovely tea (dinner) each night before Bible Club.
The girls preparing for the skit:
The church activity hall, where all the action happened:
After settling in for the night, we tried to sleep because we knew the next morning we would "hit the ground running" as they say. And so we did, after coffee and showers we were whisked away in our minibus -- at the speed of light -- to a local primary school where the girls would be performing and sharing testimonies.
Of course, the artist in me just loved the games and things painted on the pavement outside:
Here is one of the pieces the girls performed (their first performance of the trip -- by the end they had performed in over 20 locations!) They learned how to perform in every size space, large and small, with all six dancers to as little as two dancers because they were to perform in two places at the same time. This is choreographed to a piece called "Gratitude" by Nichole Nordeman... beautiful lyrics you can read here.
And in the image below, my daughter is getting to share a bit of her testimony with the children in relation to what the song means to her.
The Lord provided many opportunities for us to minister over the two weeks we were there, and we were filled with gratitude for His goodness to us through those to whom we were ministering. Right after this performance the girls changed into sightseeing clothes, and we were again whisked away in our minibus to new adventures (which I will share with you in the next trip post.) 😊
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