From 3 degrees to 33, 4 countries, 6 modes of transport, an upgrade on the hire car to the thrill of the tuk tuk - the contrasts are stark. My senses are heightened by the blanket of heat, the hustle of noise, the abundance of traffic, an inhale of hot spices, invasive crowds and becoming an alien in a new land. Leaving the familiar to journey into the unfamiliar.
Yet is it so unfamiliar? I wonder as we sit and share food and stories, cushioned with laughter, we deepen relationships with Benjamin and form new friendships with Tharoath and Sina. Discovering new brothers and sisters, we stand united in our purpose, to set the captives free, as we pursue righteousness and love.