I’m home, finally. We got in last night, a full 24 hours later than scheduled, thanks to the snow and the subsequent cancelled flights at Atlanta Hartsfield. After a week of intermittent to zero (mostly zero) wifi access and consequently intermittent to zero communication, I was so glad to see my husband and children. After a week of cold showers, I was so glad to be able to take a long (L O N G) hot shower last night. After a week of 95 degree weather, I was so glad to see snow!

In short, I’m glad to be home.

The week was amazing. So much so I’m having difficulty reconciling it all in my mind. Some of us on the mission team joked about needing to deprogram, but I do. Part of the deprogramming process will be, or so I hope, blogging about the trip here. I know many of you prayed for us and for the Nicaraguan people we were privileged to minister to, so I want boast in the Lord’s faithfulness with you so you may know of the investment you made toward His kingdom’s work.

The short version: It was good. It was surreal. In many ways, it was heartbreaking. In many ways, it was a lot of fun. Our team was great. I’m glad I went and I’m humbly grateful for the opportunity to teach women of the surpassing worth of Jesus.

I took some pictures but I’m a terrible photographer. I hope to get some of the pictures my friend Julie captured, she a photographer by profession and therefore her shots way better than mine. Until then, I want to post just one shot to show you my class at the women’s conference so you can see the faces of the women it was my privilege to serve:

Long version(s) coming soon.

Thank you for praying. To God alone be the glory, great things He has done!


Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

15 thoughts on “Home”

  1. I am sure it was a trip of monumental extremes. So comforting to know that God is in the midst of all extremes as our unchanging Lord. As He ministers to you in the aftermath of deprogramming, may His Spirit bring to your remembrance all the joys and delights of having passionately served His Kingdom.

    And then blog ’em to all of us! that we may delight with you!

  2. I know EXACTLY what you mean. I felt those same emotions myself. It is so incredibly stretching & beautiful to see what God will do when you put yourself out there like that. It takes a while to come back to reality.

    I just can’t wait to read more, friend.

  3. I’m glad God answered our prayers for your time there and for your safe return home. I look forward to hearing what you will choose to share here. Blessings to you, friend, for being such a faithful servant!

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