Lessons from the Desert: There is Beauty Everywhere

Camels in SaharaI’m back at last from my trip to Tunisia and France. Every night when our team would meet for prayer (usually very late), we would agree that we’d had yet another amazing day, and I’m so excited to be able to share some of the highlights with you. We actually did go for a camel ride in the Sahara, but that was just one of a multitude of new and challenging adventures, and although

Tunisian Oasis   I will always think of this trip as my desert experience, it was far from barren! Our Desert RoseFor want of a better term, I will say that there were 10 of us involved Our Desert Rose 2 in a study tour aboard “The Desert Rose,” which took us on an 800-mile long Tunisia journey through the heart of Tunisia, which is—by the way— Camels in Tunisian Wilderness not simply a desolate wilderness of rock and sand.Bouganvillea Tunisia is also a land rich in natural beauty and history! Mediterranean Beach in SousseAlong the coast, there are sugar sand Mediterranean beaches, El Djem Amphitheater of Thysdrus and inland there are ancient ruins, like El Djem, which is a UNESCO Heritage site and home to the world’s third largest Roman colosseum. Tunisian DesertAll this to say, I was shocked by how much I don’t know about many places on earth…and by the revelation that there is beauty everywhere, even in the desert!

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

4 responses to “Lessons from the Desert: There is Beauty Everywhere

  1. benedictbrenda

    So glad you are home safely. Al Hackney sent me a prayer letter detailing your schedule so I was able to pray for you daily. Can’t wait to hear more.

    • How awesome! Thanks for praying! It was definitely out of my comfort zone, but it was such a blessing, and people were kind to us everywhere. Americans usually don’t go to Tunisia (mostly French and some German, English, and Australian tourists at the resorts we visited), but I didn’t see anything close to terrorism, and we met a lot of very sweet people.

  2. Tunisia is beautiful! glad you got to see so much!

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