The last night we left all 11 kids to fend for themselves with a movie and pizza and we went out to a restaurant where the Campbell's take all of their visitors. Uncle R ordered bread as an appetizer and requested to have our name written in it with sesame seeds. So fun.
The food was delicious and the company even better.
|Getting creative with the earplugs. NICE!|
We got a couple hours of sleep before heading to the airport at 1:00 a.m. Some of the Fish Sticks were well-entertained and happy on the trip home.
|Some were not excited about having their picture made by Mom.|
|Some LOVED the chocolate mousse and was so happy her brother didn't want his.|
|Some were so happy to have a window seat and yummy food.|
|And others had their moments.|
In just the 10 short days we were there, my sister convicted me at least 2 times. She doesn't know she did, but she did. It was a good thing! We were at the beach at the hotel and the events coordinator (who was a really whacky guy) started talking to us. His arm had a tatoo on it that read "God is my only judge." Grandma asked him what it said and he told us. My SIL looked at him and said, "Yes, God is our only judge, but did you know you can stand before Him clean, with no sin?" He looked shocked and said, "I can?" She said, "Yes, you can. Do you want me to tell you how?" He eagerly said yes. S then told him how Jesus had come to pay our penalty so that we could stand before God as our Judge perfectly clean. He said he had never heard that and S asked him to remember it. He said he would.
Wow!! I was stunned. Why don't I do that? I encounter people all the time and miss opportunities constantly. Sara's heart for the eternity of others was very evident in her everyday dealings.
When we were in the ER with Tim's arm, we had lots of time with our Lithuanian translator. S seized opportunities to tell her about the school in Ankara, to ask her where she stood with the Lord and to show Christ by following up with her by sending her a present for her help to us that rough day and a tract to point the way to eternal life.
This is Ross and Sara. They are the real deal. I am confident that this is not their "calling" but their life. They seize every opportunity to share their faith even in the summers when they come home. I love this family so much and was blessed by our time in Turkey. We wanted to bless their family with a visit from home for the holidays but I assure you, the blessings were all ours!!!