As we fly out tonight, we’re so grateful for so many people. For the many scholars, dead and alive, whose work we’re reading. For John Sharp and others, who told us what Anabaptist sites to visit. For a multitude of experienced travelers who gave us advice.
For Asbury colleagues and administrators, who have been supportive of our idiosyncratic interests.
For Grandpa Carl for sending a letter this week that got the kids really, really excited (it involved some leftover Euros).
For the Reimers and my Swartz parents, traveling companions who are joining us for sections of the trip.
And most immediately, to my Uncle Doug and Aunt Pam, who fed us a wonderful departing meal and took us to O’Hare this afternoon.
Like all pilgrims, we’re dependent upon others along the way.