We’re home now. And it feels strange.
While we were only gone for five weeks, in some ways it feels like much longer. There was so much we saw, so many incredible stories we heard, that it’s hard to know where to begin to sort through it all.
I feel a deep sense of responsibility over these stories now. I received a gift each time someone opened up their heart to me in an interview, and I don’t take that lightly. I feel at a loss for words to describe what we’ve experienced. It’s a funny spot to be in as a writer, having no words to write.
But we have many stories we want to share with you. We’re back in Chilliwack and have had some time of total rest and relaxation away from the computer, the stories and the project. The focus now is to sort through what we’ve seen, and we would ask for your prayers as we do that .
I want to mention how very much we appreciated those of you that commented or sent us emails along the way. I cannot tell you what a world of good they did for us while we were in unfamiliar places with new faces all the time. While we didn’t have a lot of time to touch base with people back home, hearing your thoughts on what we were hearing and photographing was encouraging.
Our actual travels went well, and we want to thank you all for your prayers as we went from Canada to Haiti to Peru to Ecuador to Mississippi then back home last week. There were lots of opportunities for mishaps and while we did have some travel delays, we always had a place to sleep in safety. We never had one bag go missing and the only thing we lost was my hat. Not bad considering the amount of planes we flew in, vehicles we rode in, beds we slept in and stops we made along the way.
While we are back in Canada for the month of June, I will be posting more stories from the first leg of our journey. Thanks for reading, for praying, and for supporting us as we work on the Pockets of Change project.