Saturday, July 28, 2007

Burundi Stories Part 7 - R&R

Beautiful Beach

Hike in the Mountains

Drummers of Burundi

Hippos (I promise that is what is in the water)

Female Lions and Cubs (off in the background)

Part of every Global Impact trip is Rest and Reflection so that we have time to process everything we are experiencing. Here are some of the things we did during the rest periods of the trip. Burundi is bordered by the longest lake in the world and has beautiful beaches in between two mountain ranges which have some nice trails. On our last night in Burundi, the World Relief staff had a going away party in which they invited the world famous Burundian drummers which was a very neat experience. We were also able to go on a safari during our two day layover in Kenya. Besides the animals above, we also saw a black rhino, a water buffalo, and a cheetah, but they were to far to get any good pictures. Our guide said it was the most animals he has seen in several years.

This will be my last post of stories from the trip, so I just want to take this opportunity to again thank everyone that made this trip possible for me and our team through prayers and financial support. As I have shared through these stories, it had a huge impact on my life and hopefully the life of some of the people we were blessed to meet. If you have never served on a mission trip in a third world nation, I can't encourage you enough to take the step of faith. Your life will never be the same afterwards.

In case you missed any of them, here are all the previous stories:
Always Be Prepared
It Is Possible
You Mean Peace
Joy in the Suffering
Rebuilding the Wall
Hope in Midst of Despair

1 comment:

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I've enjoyed all your Burundi posts. I'm so glad you got to go and experience this. The pictures are wonderful.