Monday, August 16, 2010

Comfort amidst troubles

I am just in awe that I am really on my way. This is the trip of a lifetime for me and SO many friends and family have blessed me along the way!! My cup runneth over and I feel your prayers for me. Please keep them coming.

We already had quite the snafu, that I pray will be our only mishap for the trip. Kent, the kids and I all drove out to Seattle (about 4 hours from Spokane) for my flight on Saturday. We left on time and felt the little road trip would be fun for the family as we listened to Narnia and enjoyed our time together. Unfortunately, upon arrival at SeaTac airport, I opened my passport carrier and realized it was empty. Kent had taken it out to photocopy it and had gotten distracted and left it on our printer at home. We paid fees and got my itinerary changed to leave on Monday, but it was still too late to overnight ship the passport. SO, we drove home that night, feeling rather foolish. Also, we decided to book me a flight from Spokane to Seattle for Monday morning. This was roughly the same cost as driving to Seattle and back, but without the risk of car trouble.

Thus, Kent and I had another day together and did several things around the house yesterday that I did not have time to do before Saturday. This morning we prayed before we left our driveway to take me to the Spokane airport, and tonight I discovered an encouraging letter of scripture and comfort from Kent slipped into my carryon. During my time at SeaTac I met a lovely Christian woman from Colorado who prayed for me and my trip. I sense the hand of God over me, despite our bumps we've had already. My flight to Manila leaves in an hour and a half and will be about 12 hours. I'll post more in a couple days!

"You who have done great things; O God, who is like You? You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. Also with the lute I will praise you." Psalms 71:19-22 (NKJV)

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