Day 9 – Today, we spent most of the day travelling.
We had a half day of clinic and then we all packed up shop and headed on the bus. We spent about two hours driving to Lake Sevan where we were able to climb to the top of the hill and witness the beautiful view of the lake. We also saw the monasteries up there and, of course, took a gazillion pictures. After some walking around and wading in the waters of Sevan, we sat down to have dinner at a restaurant with an amazing view of the lake.
The trip to Sevan is truly a testament to the wonders of God’s creation. After a relaxing afternoon at Sevan we returned to Yeravan and checked back into Hotel Ani. For the remainder of the night, a few of us went out and explored the streets of Yerevan as a final bit of adventure before we leave Armenia. As we were walking, it hit me that we would soon be leaving Armenia for a whole year and I found myself in a curious position. I’m at extremely excited to go home and see my family, friends, and country. Yet I am terribly sad to be leaving Armenia. The memories I have made here are endless and I know that if I had more time in Armenia with this group I could make a million more.
Both the act of serving God and doing His work, as well as spending time with a beyond amazing group of people is a once in a lifetime experience. I know that even though I will be more comfortable in my natural setting with my family, bed, shower etc. I will still be missing my friends, no, family, who I spent the last two weeks with. It has been the experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to get back at it again next year!
As for prayers, we need none for us. Continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Armenia who need to know the Lord and need to experience his love, not for two weeks of the year, but every day of every week.
Thank you as always.