Day Zero In Ethiopia and already it's a good trip. No, we did not get much sleep on the plane and yes, it's been a long day. It's important to stay up after a flight like that so you can sleep through the night; somehow we did it.
So, on this day of preparation and fighting through jet lag, there were several highlights:
I got to spend the day with some awesome people and servants of Christ. I can tell already that I will be sad for this week to end.
We made an unscheduled appearance at an international church and worshipped with hundreds of other brothers and sisters in the Lord. Yes, at times it was a struggle to stay alert, but well worth the trip, as we heard a great message from Embracing Hope director Jerry Shannon about what to do when you get more than you can handle. I'm sure we'll be applying that at some point this week.
And we got to spend the day with the staff of Holy Savior Guest House. It is going to be fun working with them all week.
Well, it's on to the children tomorrow morning. Please pray for their hearts to feel the love of Jesus as we are with them. Please pray for the tireless servants of Christ who are with them 24/7/365, before and after we're here. And pray for our team: Danny, Trisha, Clark, and Chasya. Pray that we will follow the Holy Spirit's leading every step of the way.
Off to bed...big day tomorrow. Can't wait!