We settled into the new camp with the intent to stay a while. Elijah cannot pass up any opportunity to build people up spiritually. I concurred.
We learned that though they have been branded deserters, they repudiate that label arguing that they had not enlisted but rather had been forced conscripts.
They feel thankful, however, for the experience. One after the other told me that they never would have encountered Yeshua otherwise.
To a man they desire to return to their villages. And have remained in this place while deciding their course of action.
It is clear that to do so, they shall have to return via the caravan trail.
Elijah wants them to collect their people and move west.