Saturday, August 31, 2019

WHEW! We made it!

The tiny plane on United Airlines' Flight Sky Map screen slowly traces our path across the Pacific Ocean.  We sleep, eat, drink water (trying to stay hydrated), watch a movie or two, and eventually land at our next destination. Catch another flight and do it again!
Early Morning Las Vegas Departure

It is almost midnight when we arrive in Bangkok Thailand. One more flight to go! The last layover seems the longest. Curled up in the darkened waiting area, we sleep a little. When the Air Asia counter opens at 4:30 a.m. we check our bags and find a coffee shop.

Finally after four flights; 39 hours; 14 time zones: we arrive safely in Chiang Mai Thailand, our home base for the next 2 months. (The last 2 months of this trip we will base in India).

Street Food Carts
There is a sense of 'being at home' as we explore a profusion of street food carts and choose an afternoon snack of Thai ice tea and banana roti (similar to a stuffed crepe). Then it's time to sleep off the jet lag.

A lifetime of praying, seeking God, planning and dreaming and we have literally stepped into our destiny.

Our hearts are grateful - to you for your loving, prayerful support. To God - for using us to share His love and salvation.

The Journey Continues ~ Pat   

Banana Roti & Thai Ice Tea  

Abundant Blooms

Saturday, August 17, 2019

You Will Go Out With Joy

"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."  Isaiah 55:12 NIV

The next step of our journey with the Lord is fast approaching and our anticipation and excitement is growing.

Much like Christmas Eve as a child. The anticipation of what Santa would bring to my sister and I was always heightened.  We knew that Santa would never bring us underwear and socks. (Only our parents did that!)  Under the tree we found things that would thrill us.

That’s how it feels as we prepare for the Great Asia Adventure.  We know the Lord has gifts waiting for us to unwrap during the next four months and we excitedly anticipate what He has in store!   Each new development in our schedule causes us to rejoice and thank God for His amazing plan.

Your prayers, encouragement and generous support are a vital part of this trip being a success.  Thank you!  Our hearts' desire is to fulfill the purpose of God for this trip.  And to enjoy every part of it.

Blessings - Gary