Here is a second team member’s note about her journey to Jordan.
My recent journey was truly a journey of love and miracles. When I told my family that I wanted to go to Jordan their reaction was, “No way.” It is hard to explain why as a retired grandmother I felt God was calling me to take this leap of faith and following His lead. I have no visible talent-can’t sing (but I can make a joyful noise), can’t do physical work, but I can and do have a huge capacity for love. And God had a plan for me and my love.
While we were there, my time was spent at the Women’s Center and on home visits. Let me tell you about the Women’s Center. The center offers women the opportunity to come together to learn crafts to perhaps sell them and earn a little money, but more importantly it gives them the chance to fellowship with one another and with us. I met so many beautiful and wonderful women who are just like us in so many ways, but are so much stronger, happier, funny and joyful. One Syrian woman absolutely blew me away in every way; but perhaps the most heart breaking way was her answer when I asked her where she wanted to go. Most people said Canada, Australia, or perhaps Brazil; but her answer was she wants to go home, back to Syria.
See, we are all basically the same; we want to be home. And perhaps many of the beautiful, wonderful people God gave me the blessing of meeting may not get to go home until we are all home with Jesus in heaven.