When we went to Israel with our friend, Dr. Jim Martin of Bible World Seminars (Al and I in 2013 and Al with our son in 2014), we told him that when he did the study tour of Paul's Missionary Journeys again to please let us know.
As a child, my mom had us study Paul's missionary journeys.
We had to fill out charts and everything!
Last fall we were told that a trip would be happening and we signed up!
The much anticipated time finally arrived!
We packed on Saturday. Only carry-ons because who wants to risk lost luggage!?
My parents traveled the world and my mother's rule was:
put everything you want to pack on the bed -
then take only half of that amount.
Of course we had to take Lortab along!
Lortab has his own Facebook Page. Check it out!
Sunday morning was just gorgeous!
I was reminded of the song 10,000 Reasons.
Jill and the girls skipped church to take us to the airport.
(I think that's an ok excuse for a pastor's family to miss, right?)
Good-bye family!! See you in 2 weeks!Good-bye Wichita!
We arrived in Atlanta and had a 3 1/2 hour lay-over.
At least that was the plan.
We boarded the plane and then there was a problem so we had to de-plane.
And wait some more. Another 3 1/2 hours.
I would rather have plane trouble on land than have something go wrong over the ocean!
Perhaps it was an answer to prayer!
And at least they let us de-plane!
My parents once had to sit on the tarmac for 4 hours!!
We arrived in Amsterdam and missed our connecting flight to Istanbuhl.
We were going to have to wait all day long for an evening flight!
We debated putting our luggage in a locker and taking a tour of the city, but the airport personnel told us that it was a holiday and that there were lines everywhere.
They did not recommend our leaving the airport.
I had been reading about Daniel in the Bible and how Satan had thwarted him for 3 weeks.
What is a few hours, right? God knows best.
I found a massage kiosk.
And also found a pub to eat at with our other Wichita traveling companions.
We didn't get to our hotel in Istanbuhl until 1:30 am!
It was going to be a very short night!
In fact, only 2 hours to sleep before we were going to need to get up!
"If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there Your hand will guide me.
Your right hand will hold me fast."
What a good word that I am never separated from His care!