So we are on the last day of our trip in Jordan! Looking back on everything, it has been a blur and that’s part of the reason why I blog. So I can remember the families we visited, the things we did, and more importantly, the things God has done. So the last three days were mostly vacation days so I’ll just sum them up.
Thursday, where my blog left off, I did not go out to visit families with the rest of the teams, but stayed back at the hotel because I did not sleep at all the night before. My head was killing me and for some reason there was a cement truck working right outside my window at 3 a.m. Through all the junk and the not so fun times, God has been in the midst of every moment working and moving. I feel like this trip has really taught me that and has taught me to trust Him more and more.
Friday and today we went to Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world and where one of the Indiana Jones was filmed, and Wadi Rum which is Bedouin camps in the middle of the desert. I have to say though that I am sad with all the tourism in these sacred spots and in nature. Petra is always flocking with tourists and I wonder about the Bedouin families that sell little trinkets and give camel rides just to survive. Where do they fit in the picture? Also, Wadi Rum was filled with trash. Its beautiful sand dunes were littered with plastic water bottles and bags and just trash everywhere and the beautiful natural sandstone was marked with graffitti. Apparently people are not doing what God commanded humans to do back in Genesis.
So now we come to the close of this trip and like I said, I sense the doors opening here in Jordan for my photography program and relationships are building. I am still asking God where is the right spot for it, or do I just try it anywhere and He’ll show up. God’s timing is not ours and there are times when we just have to throw caution to the wind and He wants us to step in whatever direction. So all in all, it has been a very positive trip and God is doing great things and I’m still asking God some things.