Today was our excursion day in Eleuthera. After a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon and eggs; we dropped of our new friends from Columbus, Mississippi at the airport. Then we explored Preacher’s Cave. Preacher’s cave is where European settlers founded the first church on the island of Eleuthera. The settlers cam seeking religious freedom. We loaded up the bus and drove to our first beach of the day, Gaulding Beach. We enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, and laying out at the beach for a couple of hours. Some of us were fortunate enough to find some very large sea stars. We grabbed our towels, dried off, and loaded the bus so that we could go see Glass Bridge. It is a bridge were one can see the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the bridge, and the Caribbean Sea on the other side of the bridge. We grabbed a few group photos and found ourselves on the bus yet again. This time we went to Bottom Harbor Beach where we met up with our hero Pauline. (Pauline was our chef for the week; because of her amazing cooking, I’m pretty sure we all gained weight this week.) We had a picnic on the beach, and then went snorkeling, and swimming. Some of our students were able to discover a sting ray. It was pretty long, and some of our more adventurous students went for a closer look. By this point we were all pretty exhausted, so we went over to Gregory Town for some shopping! We were able to purchase souvenirs, and other Bohemian treats. After a relaxing excursion day, we capped it off by going over to the BMH’s director’s house and having a bon fire. We sang songs of praise to God, and shared about our experiences in Eleuthera. It was a tremendous time for all of us to sit back and take in all that God had done in our own personal journey here in Eleuthera. As we come back home, we ask that you continue to encourage, pray, and keep us accountable as we now bring our mission of Go, Serve, Love from Eleuthera to Aiken, South Carolina. We want to partner with you to bring the love that we encountered this week to our own community at home.
Megan & Brian