Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Where Am I?
Well, I'm in London, that's where!
It's so weird to be here because it seems we just got to Tanzania.
But here I am.
I have the very good pleasure of serving on a leadership team with the
24-7 Prayer movement and we meet three times a year. So on Monday afternoon I took a five and a half hour bustrip from Arusha to Nairobi. The open plains of Africa were quite lovely, even if the road was quite bumpy, as we traveled.
At the airport I checked my little bag (a great mistake as I could have carried it on and it's now lagging behind somewhere) and went up to the transit area where I had a cup of tea before my 9pm flight.
There was a couple of large groups of people in matching outfits and one such group was on our plane. Maybe 75 people? It looked like one group made up of smaller groups, each smaller group being an African family. I wondered if they were refugees being relocated? They had a couple of people traveling with them to help them understand what to do. Anyway, I liked them.
We stopped at Entebbe and then on to Brussels. That's where the bag went missing. In fact, the plane from Brussels apparently landed in London with an empty hold. No one got their bags! Crazy.
Then I trained across to Guilford from Gatwick. Beautiful English hills and pastures and paddocks and fields in the morning sun. I thought about how cool it was that I was watching Africa out my window yesterday and England today.
Now I'm "resting" and doing computer work and getting excited to meet with our team tomorrow through Friday. I am honored off my rocker to serve on this team. I love these people!
PS I told Heather that Trevor would be me while I was gone. I said he could do her hair and help her make toast and call Talhia if she wanted to go up and play. When I told Trevor that he had to be me he said, "OK, but do I have to blog?" Ha ha!
And PSS Today is my wonderful dad's 75th Birthday!! Happy Birthday, Dad!! Of all the places in the world I could be, I wish I could transport myself for the day to be with you!