My time in Morocco is coming to an end soon. The trip has been an inspiring and humbling experience. On our trek of some 1,000 miles throughout the middle and southern part of Morocco, I met people from various cities and villages, visited many of the historic sites, observed the natural sites of God’s creation, listened to missionaries tell of their work in urban and very rural areas. I’ve also had the opportunity, in route from place to place, to discuss what was seen, heard and experienced by those on the trip with me: my oldest brother Fred, my youngest brother Mark, and our uncle, Robert. It has been a rich experience of travel and of deepening family ties. Such travel has the potential to open one’s eyes to a world teaming with people who all have more in common with one another than the differences that seem to always garner the most attention.
In his folksy philosophizing, Mark Twain in “Innocents Abroad” wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Thank you for this time away and the opportunity to see the wonder of God at work in the world. I look forward to sharing with you some of my reflections on this wonderful trip.
I enjoy our journey together,