Today, we are getting away for a night to the beach. We are heading out of the city with our fellow staff members at YWAM El Salvador for a little retreat. One of the things that I truly love and appreciate about El Salvador is that in under an hour I can be in the middle of nowhere! We are going to stay at the beach house of a friend and it is surrounded by nothing but ocean, black sand, sugar cane fields, and beautiful views of the nearby volcanoes and mountains. No internet, no phone calls, no doorbells ringing…only tropical birds and the occasional cow wandering down the beach.
I have found that working in this cross-cultural urban environment can be incredibly draining on Jon and I personally, on our marriage, and on our family. We really value the time that we have to get out of the city, have some down-time with our kids, and just reflect on our lives and ministry.
On the downside, we seem to be struggling with some sort of stomach virus/head cold/allergy thing so hoping that this is a healthy, restful, and reflective weekend!