Last weekend, Matt and I travelled to middle of nowhere Alabama for a speaking engagement he had at SIFAT, Servants In Faith and Technology. In my short time in Bham I've heard a lot about this organization so it was great to finally be able to make a visit.
The scenery was lovely...it made for a great escape from the busy-ness of city life. And although it was a little chilly, the night sky was so clear and beautiful.
I spent a good part of the weekend in this hammock reading Leaving Birmingham, a memoir of sorts by Paul Hemphill. So far, so good.
We also spent some time walking out on the grounds of SIFAT. They have a wonderful space called the Global Village where different groups can come out and stay in mock ups of homes from the 2/3rds world. We explored the greenhouse & live animals (sorry, the llama was too far away for a good photo).
In addition to offering a space to learn for local folks, SIFAT hosts international groups to help teach them new technologies for accessing water & skills like leadership development. (you can read more here) I am certain Matt and I will be making a trip back to SIFAT before too long.