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Hello from above the clouds...

I prescheduled this to post before I left for Africa...

God willing, Sue and I should have arrived in London by now, and boarded our plane at Heathrow to leave for Africa at 5 AM Tampa time. (EST) We are going to be on the plane ride this morning/afternoon for about another 8 hours and 20 minutes. If you will check my Twitter on the sidebar, you should see that I've posted that we landed on the second flight. I probably also texted what we did during our layover at the airport so check it out.

In particular, I was looking forward to eating breakfast at what is both mine and Bill & Barb Kuert's (Kenya missionaries) very favorite spot at London Heathrow Airport. It's called Pret A Manger and they have THE MOST yummy croissants in the world.

By the time you read this, God willing we are on our plane and should arrive in Africa at 1:20 pm this afternoon, Tampa time. This will be 25 hours and 20 minutes that we will have traveled, 8,718 miles. When we arrive this afternoon it will be 9:30 pm in Africa and as soon as we get to the missionary compound it will be time to go to sleep to prepare to leave for Nukuru in the morning. As you can see, the time change is a little bit of a challenge but we will get adjusted.

If you are interested in keeping up with our journey in real time and not just this pre-scheduled post, just keep checking my Twitter to see where we are at. I plan to update it often especially if my internet access is very limited.

Thanks for your prayers! Only a little bit left to go if you're reading the blog this morning, so please pray it will be a very smooth ride one with NO TURBULENCE. (Remember how much I hate it, so please pray it away.) I'll text when we land in Africa.

Comments

Sharon said…
Jealous that you're in London. That is the one place I've desired to go! :)

I'll keep praying and following along the journey.
Tara Sloan said…
SO excited for you D- oh, I cannot wait to hear the rejoicing!!!!

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