We had done a bit of travel in country with the kids and loved it. Then we went to Europe on outreach for a month before/during Christmas and we were convinced as parents that this was for sure what we desired. We were hopeful that our kids also enjoyed being part of an outreach but weren't entirely sure. They always love meeting new friends and yet they also always have a hard time leaving whether it is leaving our home to travel, or leaving new friends to return home. So when we began to continue language arts in January with J, I did a brainstorming session to see if we could come up with a bit of a report from his perspective about our time in Europe. I taught him how to brainstorm with bubbles up on the whiteboard. He took to it immediately, filling the whole white board with his recollections in many little bubbles all connected.
Here are a few pictures of a recent night of prayer we had at our office where our kids engaged too. It deserves a whole different post, but was another moment we saw God at work in their lives!