Day 7 - REST
After a week of full-on mission activities and adventures taking us all around Central Sulawesi, we were all feeling a little weary! So, after lunch at the Palu School, we decided to call it a rest day and enjoyed the afternoon in the pool and a quiet tea at the hotel. This proved to be a wise choice giving us a chance to recouperate, ready to fully engage with the rest of our trip.
As we rested I took the time to reflect upon the extraordinary opportunities we have been given so far to observe the diverse mission and ministry of The Salvation Army in Central Sulawesi, travel through some amazing countryside, participate in a variety of mission activities, partner with a session mate and colleagues, encourage and bless other Salvationists, reunite with Officers we met on previous trips, interact with children and staff at many of the schools and centres operated by The Salvation Army, and experience the rich culture and hospitality of Indonesia. I think we have received way more than we have given!
The itinerary for the remaining days of our Mission Trip promises so much more, so we look forward with anticipation to what God is going to do during the rest of our time in Palu. We are so blessed to be a part of the international movement of The Salvation Army.