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Our days here are coming to a close! We don't have much time left with our host family, perhaps 8 or so days. During the past few weeks, we have traveled quite a bit. We have been to Agadir again, a coastal city, as well as attempted a trip down south. It was an attempt because we never made it to our planned destination due to flooding. There was a heavy rain a few weeks ago in the south, and the road we were traveling on was covered in water. We went back to Agadir, and then on to Essaouira, another coastal city known for its wind surfing. When we came back from that trip, the next day we headed off to a tourist town, Setti Fatima, for a week of schoolwork. Now we are back to a somewhat normal schedule.
Our last days here are still filled with learning more language, especially stories from the Book, and sharing what we have learned with the people. I had the opportunity to share with a few people this past week. These were challenging experiences that left me thinking. On one occasion, I spoke with a young man for an hour or so (this was in English, though). He was friendly, but then began to inform me that those who followed the Messiah were a bunch of zeroes (he also described us by a few other choice words) From this experience, I really began to feel the darkness in this country. On another occasion, I was in a barbershop waiting for my turn. I was able to share some with them, as they questioned me concerning who I was and what I believed. I would like to share more of these experiences with you all, but think in person might be better.
I hope all is going well with you all. We are wrapping it up here. We are planning to arrive back in the States on Dec. 11th. We are leaving Morocco near the end of this month, and will be traveling in Spain and Ireland for a week and a half or so. I am excited about getting back to see you all. I hope I can update maybe one more time before we leave, but we will see what happens.
Grace and Peace