Shane M. Oberlin

Shane M. Oberlin

My time in Jordan has almost come to its inevitable conclusion. I have a mixture of emotions about my time here. I will be happy to see my family and friends, and to watch their faces as they react to my stories and to the gifts that I am bringing back for them. (I will also be happy to sleep in a real bed.)

I will be sad to leave all of the wonderful friends that I have made in just the few short weeks I have been here.

I will miss the excellent food; shawarma, uzi, umm ali and mint lemonade being among my favorites. (But alas, the amazing food has done nothing to stave off my Taco Bell craving… I am totally hitting up the drive through when I get home!)

I will also miss the wonderful historical sites that I was able to see; Petra, the Dead Sea and Madaba just to name a few. Visiting these places made the history come alive in a way I never knew was possible!

But I think that the greatest emotion I am feeling is… Hope.

I am hopeful that the work that we have been able to do will not end with us, but that those who we impacted will go on to impact many others in ways that I can’t even imagine! I am also hopeful that my team and I will not forget the tremendous impact that the people of Jordan have had on our lives.

I will write more as soon as I get more free time, and I will even post some pictures of my adventures when I get to my computer…



is a devoted lover of Jesus who seeks to impact the world through writing, the prophetic, counseling, travel, speaking, and song.

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