I now know what past teams have gone through. To say goodbye to people we have grown to love and yet go back home and see our family is bitter sweet. There is a solution to this heartache: the whole town of Menomonie can just move to the Philippines. This would mean no more goodbye's and allow us Wisconsin people to give away our winter jackets. Problem solved.
In the second photo, they are not waving goodbye, they are doing the LAMA. If you don't know what this means, ask Brandon H. or Jeni H.
Another thing that will be missed is the vista. Waking up in the morning to a 360 degree, breathtaking sky. Valleys below with mountaintops and clouds across. Sometimes, that is the most counsel one can get from God, looking at His beautiful creation.
This photo is for a certain goat lover. The goats will be missed, along with Justin mocking them out the window as we drive by, "Baaaaaaaaaa". Please pray for us and for safe travel, we are packing up today and heading home tomorrow. Thanks for all the support, prayers, comments, and interest throughout this entire mission. They were not forgotten.