I don’t know much about South Carolina. I’m a Midwest farm girl and I’m desperately in love with autumnal colors. I really didn’t expect Greenville to have such lovely colors! I’m here for the Mission to the World Global Missions Conference. Basically, hundreds of missionaries get together to visit with thousands of other people from all around the US. It’s a reunion of far-flung friends, it’s networking, it’s building partnerships, it’s education, it’s a big party. Last night, I got to see many of my friends from Japan and today many of the other missionaries that I’ve been training with all year will arrive. I sometimes wonder what these hotel personnel might think of this big gathering of missionaries that take over the lobbies. We’re loud (even the Japan team!) and gregarious, laughing and talking in dozens of different languages. Is it strange that this is normal for me? The whole weekend is going to be full of amazing speakers, worship, singing, prayer, and seeing what God is doing through broken people all over the world.