|View from the centre we were staying in|
We were staying in the same place as last year in the Soča region of Slovenia (near a town called Bavšica). For those who need a reminder of their Slovene geography, that's in the north west of the country in the middle of the Julian Alps which are part of the foothills of the Alps. We were very close to the borders of both Italy and Austria and it truly is a beautiful part of the world.
|Playing Viking Chess|
Altogether it was a great time getting to know my church family better. It was also a time of sadness as we have finally (sort of) said goodbye to the Australian missionary family. They left for Ireland on Monday and so the Weekend Away was the last time they saw many people from the church. That being said, the group of us who are travelling to England on Saturday will meet up with them in Beccles, Suffolk where we will help out with a Holiday Bible Club. They will depart for Australia a few days before we go back to Slovenia and so I'm sure many more tears will be shed as we say goodbye finally.
That leads me into my final point. We are setting off for England on Saturday at about lunch time and will return the following Saturday, the 31st. Please pray for our journeys and the Bible Club itself. It will be a great opportunity for many of these young people to see what the church in England looks like. Some of them have never flown before and so it is a big exciting adventure for them. Please pray that the sadness of saying goodbye won't overshadow the joy and excitement of serving in another country.