Well if one has to travel mass distance this is the kind of travel day we all hope for, uneventful. I did sit across from Brock Huard on the plane from Seattle to Houston, and I was dieing to ask him if “he was a good person” LOL, but he mostly kept his hoodie pulled way down over his eyes the whole flight; I think he was trying to get some sleep. As we were getting ready to disembark I was able to ask if he perhaps was traveling to announce a bowl game? Sure enough he is covering the Sugar Bowl then proceeded to ask where we were going so I was able to quickly share how God has put it on our hearts to go and share His word and serve in an orphanage in Puerto Limpera. Brock told me how he had a friend who also did that sort of thing and couldn’t understand how we can do it – having to put up with the conditions (weather, food, etc.) I then told him how Lisa and I feel every bit as blessed as we hope they feel blessed by our serving them and sharing in God’s love for them. This timely experience, along with part of today’s reading about the “futility of fame and fortune” has once again affirmed God’s truths Ps. 39:7 “And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.” I have to say going on a trip with a loving, helping purpose in mind can be more satisfying and rewarding for me than most any other kind of trip.
Just a quick recap, from midnight on Monday to 4pm today we caught three planes 3080 miles in the air, 2995 miles of that was traveled at 35000′ and as smooth a ride you could ever ask for, we arrived safely and just finished having some great ceviche at our hotel. Lisa is already asleep as it is very difficult to sleep on the plane or in an airport. Big day tomorrow, we catch a morning flight and need to be at airport before 5am. That should put us at Casa de Esperanza around 7:30 am. Very excited to see everyone again we were last there in February ’15.
i have one more thing to share. Someone very close to me shared a great word with me today, Psalms 40:1-11. As I looked at and read over these verses they spoke to me in a way that washed over me a feeling of gratitude and a feeling of being chosen by Him, and for Him.
Prayer requests, Asking for God to go before us make the way ready, soften hearts and to give us the words to build up and strengthen those who’s paths we cross. Amen.
Thanks again for reading and prayer. God Bless