Last evening Wilmer and Janet Martin hosted TourMagination staff and their spouses at their home for a barbeque. The theme of the barbeque was “We did it!” Janet ordered a cake with the Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly 2009 logo and the inscription “We did it!” on it.
Trinda Lim, from MTS Travel in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, was our special guest. She coordinated the flights for our 270+ tour participants who traveled to South America for the Mennonite World Conference Global Assembly in Asuncion. Trinda works for TourMagination throughout the year, writing most of the air tickets for our tour members. It was wonderful to sit together and tell stories as we reflected on the MWC experience. Many wonderful memories were created as our tour members experienced discovery and fellowship on our tours.
Our Mennonite World Conference tours are now completed. The tour diaries are being produced and will be forwarded to tour members over the next several months. The barbeque was a way to thank our staff and Trinda Lim for everyone’s hard work in coordinating all the transportation and tour details. Janet and I appreciated our staff’s commitment to provide excellent service as they worked through the many details related to visas and transportation.
The energy of our staff has now switched to our fifteen tours to the Oberammergau Passion Play in Oberammergau in 2010. Interest is high for these tours. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to relate to the many people who are TourMagination alumni and friends across North America.
~ Wilmer Martin