Saturday, October 16, 2010
I Made It Well Almost
Greetings From Nairobi,
After flying from Los Angeles to Detroit (4hrs), Detroit to Amsterdam (9hrs), running through the Amsterdam airport to catch my flight to Nairobi (8 hrs), I made it, but my luggage didn't. I guess I ran faster then they could transport my luggage. The Nairobi airport said they will deliver it tomorrow by noon. Hope so, I just carried my laptop on the plane. So all I got is the clothes on my back.
But I must say I am as excited as a kid. The shuttle ride from the airport was part NY taxi ride (just don't look) and part amusement park ride with the added thrill that it could kill you. We passed two accidents and just missed out on being the third (twice). But God is good. I just said if this is how you want me to go Lord then I guess this is how I'll go.
I caught up with Steve Van Horn in Amsterdam. He's the president and founder of ITEM, the mission I am working with. We leave for Kisumu Monday and start the pastors' conference on Tuesday. This leaves us a day to worship and see a few things.
Not only is this my first trip to Africa, but my first trip out of the States. I am focused on teaching but just as eager to learn what the Lord will show me through seeing Christianity through different eyes for a week.