Our plane left Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia around 11:00 p.m. local time (around 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, July 27. After two stops, we touched down at Raleigh Durham International Airport around 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 28.
The strangest part of the flight had to be the 9+ hour stretch from Rome to Washington D.C. When we took off from Rome, the sun was just starting to rise. When we landed in DC, it was 9:00 a.m. the same morning. That was a loooong morning. The flight was very good, though. In fact, all of our flights were very smooth.
It’s good to be home. It’s good to be spending time with my family.
I’m still processing much of what happened in Ethiopia. No, we did not operate exactly according to the planned schedule that I had posted on my blog before we left. There were several changes to the schedule. But, we were very excited to see what God is doing in Alaba, Ethiopia, and we were humbled and amazed that He chose to work through us for part of that.
This Sunday, Danny and I are presenting a trip report to our church. We saw ourselves as representatives of Jesus Christ and our church family. So, we very much want to share with them what God did through all of us in Ethiopia. Please pray for us as we sort through the many pictures and videos trying to decide what to share and what to leave out.
If you are in the Raleigh/Durham area and are interested in seeing our report, we welcome you to join us. We’ll start around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 1. We plan to eat together with the church afterward, so bring some food to share (pot luck). You can find directions at our church web site: messiahwf.org
There are many things that I want to share about our trip on my blog. But… I don’t know where to begin. So, I’ll save that for another day.
Thank you for your prayers while we were traveling.