Te[am] Iubesc: All Good Things Must Come to an End
Sunday morning, we woke up prepared to leave our hotel in Tinca for the last time. We ate breakfast, took one last look around for loose belongings, and piled into the van for church. It’s hard to believe that our time in Tinca is over. We have accomplished so much in our time there; we have improved Rachel’s facility, played with kids in the village who may not get the chance to play everyday. We worked on fixing up the house of two very special little boys. And yet, our feelings leaving Tinca are bittersweet. We are proud to have accomplished so many wonderful things, but also know that there is still so much work to be done. Rachels vision is so big…we just hope we can continue to be a part of that vision and the bigger vision God has for Tinca.
We attended the same church that we went to last week, and then hit up McDonalds afterwards! After eating we had to say a difficult goodbye to Rachel, Dave, Iza, Michelle, Herb, Abel, and Samuel. For spending such a short amount of time in Tinca, we have come to see these people as our friends, and as people we care deeply for.
We loaded into the van and drove to Budapest. After a brief stop at the hotel to unload our bags, we headed out to see as much of Budapest that we could in our short time there. Our tour guide, Tibor, knew more about his city than anyone I have ever seen! We traipsed around Budapest and saw some beautiful sites. Budapest is a gorgeous city with a rich history. the weather was perfect, and we got to see the sun set over one of my new favorite cities. I will never forget standing on the bridge between Buda and Pest and looking over the Danube run through the city under a skyline and sunset that could take your breath away. What a fantastic reward for all the hard work we have put in on this trip.
Our day ended by returning to the hotel after dinner and packing up for our early morning flight to Brussels. This trip has been an amazing experience, with moments I will not soon forget. I feel blessed to have been a part of it. Thank you for supporting us, praying for us, thinking of us, and following us as we go. Bon voyage!