Spreak All Around The World: Lyon
I grew up going to camp. Every summer for seven straight years I would go to Seymour, Indiana and spend a week laughing, crying, learning, getting dirty, being scared, and just loving life. Those summers were so influential in who I am. I can confidently say that I wouldn't be who I am today without those weeks (thanks mom and dad). I remember one summer in high school I was asked, "What makes you feel alive?" I was sitting in the lush green grass trying to think of an answer. It took me a year to find the answer to that question and here's what I came up with:
I feel most alive when I am serving people. For many years I thought this meant that I needed to be a missionary in a foreign land to be able to feel this type of aliveness. In the last few months I've realized that I love to do this in a different way than I thought. The simplicity of setting a table, making a meal, and creating a space that invites in community is what makes me feel alive recently.
My people, Bailey, Lauren, and Mackenzie feel the same way. Lo and I split off from the rest of the group to join B and Kenz in Lyon. The first thing we did was set the table and cook a meal and talk about life. These people understand me. We spent the weekend wandering around, reading aloud Shauna Niquest, cooking and setting the table. The last night we were there the rest of the group came over for dessert. We made French toast with Nutella, strawberries and powdered sugar. We listening to music and reflected on a week well spent.
Lyon was the perfect ending to Spreak All Around The World.