Friday, May 30, 2008

In South Africa [Jo'berg]

Well, we've made it. It's about 11pm here right now and all of you are eating supper right now. We had an awesome flight(s). God gave us tremendous favor on the long plane rides. On both presumed full flights we were blessed with an empty seat between Darryl and I and were able to stretch out. Let me type that again, we had an empty seat, not once, but twice!! It was a BIG blessing, after all we are traveling with three so it seems only right! Also, on each flight we were able to get right on the plane and get the guitar in a stow away space without worry of having to check it. We flew over Canada from Detroit, and into Amsterdam where we couldn't see anything because of rainy weather. Then we were able to see Italy and northern Africa and a lot a lot a lot of desert on the way down before the sun set this evening. We've met a lot of others who are on their way to the same place along the way as well. It's been great, and we're ready to stretch out in our beds! We have a nights rest until the morning when we return to the airport for transit to Pemba. Thank you for all your prayers, just wanted to let you all know we arrived safe and sound and in great spirits! No worries, grace grace grace, favor favor favor, all the way. Thank you Jesus! Our next post will probably be after our first week or so of school so until then, be blessed!

MUCH Love in Him,

Darryl & Meg (and baby - who, is doing great by the way)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Leaving Day.....

Here we go! In the next few hours we will be flying high in the sky on our way across the world. I can not express enough in these words the love and affection we have for our family and friends. We'll be thinking of you often, and praying for you always. We hope to make a post in our overnight stay in Jo'berg, South Africa - our last stop pre-Pemba. We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxox

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Getting Ready to Leave

In two days we'll be leaving for Africa for 11 weeks. We're excited, tired, and a little anxious. We've been getting things together, making last minute preparations, spending time with family and friends, and trying to finish up our requirements pre-arrival. So, it's been hectic to say the least. But we're looking forward to what God has in store for us and sharing that with you.

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their love and support through these past few months of preparation. I know it's been difficult and we appreciate every concern, meal, guidance, warning, financial blessing, service, and everything in between. Most of all we appreciate your prayers, and we are honored and blessed to know that you'll be lifting us up while we are away from our home, family, and country of origin. Know that we are in God's hands and we will be recieving much training while there as well as giving our all and laying down more and more of our lives to the Lord each day. Feel free to leave us messages of encouragement here as comments to our posts. We hope to share what is going on with us weekly or every other week. We're not really sure how frequent we will have and how the connection will be so no promises, that is Africa.

We'll miss you and be thinking about you and more importantly, we'll be praying for you all the time and especially as a small group on Sunday afternoons 2pm EST. Our time zone will be 6 hours ahead by the way, so it will be 8pm for us. We love you and may God bless you for all you've given in our support.

Darryl, Meg, and baby