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We’re almost home!

July 25, 2012

After two weeks of sweating, we’re now in the states, which means we’re back to wearing pants and sweatshirts.  Its about 2:00 A.M. here in the San Francisco Airport, where we are all trying to catch up on some much needed rest.  Isaac and Brinlee are no longer with us, as they took different flights to get home.  So we’re down to four, Kaylee, Danae, Lex, and myself will be hanging out in the airport until our flight at 5:30…jealous?

While in Haiti, Kaylee and I made a series of bets, one of which I lost and as a result I wasn’t allowed to sleep on the plane ride from New Jersey to San Francisco…thats a six hour flight.  Fortunately for me, Kaylee was next to me and stayed up with me for a majority of it.  Having all that time, gave us a good chance to just look back and think about the trip.  We talked alot about what we got done there, good memories we had, relationships we made, things like that.  But the biggest thing we talked about was how we wish we had more time there.

Haiti is a place that has made a tremendous amount of progress in their efforts to rebuild after the earthquake.  However, they still have much, much more to do.  The work we did and the people we met there made us realize how much more there is to still be done.  It left us wishing for any little bit of more time, a day, five days, a week, anything, we just wish we could have turned the plane around to go back.

To few of you who might be reading this (and by few I mean Zach) and haven’t yet gone on your trip, take our advice and really appreciate the time you have there.  We’ve all been blessed with the wonderful opportunity to go out and be disciples.  There will be times when you’ll miss home or you’ll just be ready to leave, but don’t let those feelings distract you from the work you’re doing.  It’s stupid how fast the time goes by while you’re there, we were there for two weeks (Owen, if you’re reading this, Kaylee and I decided it should be around 20 days), and it felt like less than a week went by.  Really try to make the most of your time there because before you know it, you’ll be on your flight home, talking and  looking back on your trip, just like Kaylee and I.
Connor, Kaylee, Lex, Danae, Brinlee, Isaac

Revelations 3:15-16 “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot.  I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth”


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  1. Good work Connor, thanks for the shout out.

  2. Jane Mauk permalink

    Connor, I have so enjoyed reading your posts and the others on the SPU SPRINT 2012 team. God Bless you as you return to good ol’ USA. I know that Erik (Mauk) felt the exact same feeling you articulate here in your last post when he was part of the SPU SPRINT 2011 TEAM…that is why it was such a blessing he could be there for a whole month this time. Having your team, Kaye Lee and Sarah there just made the trip much more memorable for all of you! Look forward to watching you continue to grow in the Lord’s path. Mrs. Mauk.

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