As we wind down our last week of SPLICE, we look back at the past few days and the issues that were covered relevant to the mission field. On Monday, we covered the topic of moral purity and the importance of maintaining it. Missionaries are not immune from falling into immoral activities, relationships, and sin. Therefore, remaining in God's Word, prayer and accountability is imperative. On Tuesday, we talked about grief and loss. Our instructor gave all of us an opportunity to revisit past hurts and losses to properly grieve what we may have not finished grieving. A lot of people expressed their hurts to one another, but more importantly to God in the form of laments. A lot of healing was accomplished on this day, and as a result, a renewed passion and vigor for God and for serving on the mission field. Today, we talked about the exploits of being a Missionary Kid (MK) and Third Culture Kid (TCK). A panel of former MKs and TCKs were present to address questions and issues relating to these special and unique kids.
Over the past few weeks we broke into small groups and talked about certain issues close to our hearts. Yesterday, we addressed our strengths and weaknesses to one another. And today, we topped off the time together by encouraging and praying for one another.
Tomorrow we begin to wrap up things and say our goodbyes. Just as we got to know one another in this wonderful little community, we suddenly find ourselves saying goodbye and parting ways. Parting ways physically perhaps, but certainly not in spirit. I am preparing myself for some tears to be shed and hugs to be shared. And I know some day, we will all meet again as we reverently bow before our Holy God and singing praises to our King!