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You'll find us reflecting on our travels, our faith, justice, and what it means for us to live well in 21st century America. 

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Swimming in the Indian Ocean

I (Matthew) have been back from Indonesia for several weeks now, but the images and people that I met are still incredibly fresh. The juxtaposition of natural beauty and natural disaster were constantly awkward and awe inspiring.

To be swimming in on an amazing beach, clear waters, surrounded by bright green beautiful mountains. A scene from the cover of a tropical resort catalogue. And yet, to get to this spot I pass a sign noting that this was one of the spots where the tsunami made land fall washing out to sea countless souls who happened to be fishing that morning.

Indonesian Beach from Matthew Watson on Vimeo.

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