4 Shades of Turquoise
This is where we spent the day yesterday after church with the YWAM PTC directors.
We had church in the lobby of the resort with Sisa, Sera, their children, and Gary from Brisbane Australia, who was on holiday with his family. After church, Sera (who has friends everywhere on the island), took us to the pool area and told us to pick a lounge chair! So we were able to enjoy the pool and beachfront without having to pay for a room.
I mean, talk about the favor of the Lord!
I still can’t quite believe I am here overlooking this ridiculously gorgeous ocean. The water is about 4 shades of turquoise and the mountains look almost epic as the clouds cast patterns of shadows over the lush, green surface.
3 Japanese girls sit down about 50 feet away, laughing about something or other.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember where I am. Even in the Los Angeles airport I had remind myself I was still in the States. I met so many people from around the world–Aussies, Brits, Scots, Canadians.
Sam was an Aussie transplant from the UK who was headed home after visiting colleges in Alabama and Arizona. Each of the schools had recruited him for their swimming team. Arianna was a Canadian who was moving to Brisbane Australia to go to Graduate school. Her boyfriend had just moved to Vietnam to teach and he was meeting her there for just under a month.
The world actually seems so much smaller in so many ways when you travel. In one regard it seems 14,000 times bigger when you only scratch the surface of one small island in a full week’s time. But when you meet people from around the globe every day, it somehow seems like we are all knit together just a bit closer.