Thursday, February 14, 2008

24 Hours of Travel

Dear Friends -

Thank you so much for all your prayers carrying me along these days. Please continue. I hope to post a good story for yesterday about God's great grace to me in a small way (maybe I can post while waiting in an airport.)

For today: Please pray for rest on the plane. I only got about 1 hour of sleep last night due to my nagging cough. I don't generally sleep on planes, but I just might be tired enough and sitting up might cause less coughing. I don't relish an air trip in this condition. But I am trusting in more of that undeserved amazing grace.

Please also pray for all my luggage to arrive with me in Nairobi. I am checking two extra bags for a total of 4 bags. One for the Sorleys. I'm toting a very full carry-on bag (against my personal rules for international travel - "travel light"). I have a lot to keep track of.

I have about 4 hours in the Amsterdam airport before going on to Nairobi. Both legs of the trip are about 8 hours long. I arrive in Kenya about 8:30 pm on Friday, but keep in mind that is 9 hours ahead of Central Standard Time.

I will try to post again this weekend from Kenya. But I don't know what kind of Internet connections I will have.

Thanks to all of you for all your encouragements and prayers.

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5 comments:

Ellen said...

Have a safe trip. We'll miss you!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Jan- I know your pain. I had to fly from Amsterdam to Mpls with a terrible cold squeezed inbetween 2 people. I will pray and track your journey!

maryh said...

Dearest Jan- I know your pain. I had to fly from Amsterdam to Mpls with a terrible cold squeezed inbetween 2 people. I will pray and track your journey!

Waldemar Family said...

Can't believe you're gone - we'll miss you like crazy:)

Can hardly wait to hear what God will do in and through you as you pour yourself out for the Kingdom!

Woo hoo!

Grace&Glory said...

We miss you already. The fondue V-day party at Ackmanns was great, but we knew you were definitely missing. Your space can only be filled by you! So we prayed for you and thought of you and are excited for you! I'm looking forward to reading your blogs and keeping the kids up to date on you through your pics. Hope you recover quickly from the journey and the remains of the cold!