We’ve been back in Athens for a week now.  Here are a few highlights:

*Reconnecting with refugee friends.  It’s been great to catch up with the people we do life with here: the guys I’ve been discipling; the families we hang out with; the refugees we love on (and who love on us!).

*Reconnecting with teammates. We’ve had a few teammates over (whether for a meal or just chatting) in the last week; it’s been great!  In addition, I just love to serve side-by-side in the trenches.  Meals are great; coffee is wonderful; but nothing brings people together like serving together!

*The city of Athens. While some people may balk at this thought, we really missed the city of Athens.  It’s not perfect – not by any stretch of the imagination – but it’s grown on us: the smell of the orange trees budding, the excitement of weaving in and out of traffic on a motorcycle, the warming sunshine.  It’s great to be back!

*Leadership.  I still have so much to learn, but God has been affirming His gift of leadership in my life over the past months.  Patently and gracious, through bumps and bruises, God is forming me into a leader.  I pray that I will be a faithful steward of the opportunities that He gives.  And along the way, I’m loving the journey (it’s a constant adventure; and I’m constantly learning).

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