OVER 30 HOURS AGO
Over a year ago a group of 7 of us started a journey that has brought us to the Arabia Peninsula last night or should I say early this morning. It took us over 30 hours to travel from California and Oklahoma to make it here and it all begins in just a few short hours. The team is all sleeping right now or at least I hope they are.
The journey over here although long was filled with lots of laughter and fun. It was amazing to watch the team jell together over the flight. We had one person (Steve) who after putting his luggage through the scanners instead of walking though the body scanners, ducked up the luggage cart rack and had the airport security laughing so hard along with us laughing. Of course they did send him back through but it was fun to watch.
There were conversation throughout the plane as everyone got to know each and of course there were the hilarious ways that we all looked while sleeping on the plane. The best look I saw was of one of us (Gavin) who slept, mouth open and one open. But you will see no pictures of any of this. Way, way to embarrassing.
I will start posting pictures tonight of what is happening. It is great to be here, with luggage, with our bodies tired but here and to be able to begin the journey that started a year ago. We could not have come this far with each of you. Thank you for coming along side of us, with your support and prayers.
This is the passage that we ended our night with last night:
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen