I know that I've not written in a while, sorry about that. Just thought I'd update a little bit about what we've been up to.
We are here in the States for just over 3 weeks. We had a church buy us tickets to come to their missions meeting. What a blessing. We are staying right now with the founder of our mission board. They are a real blessing, we appreciate them opening their home to us and all the help they have been. Their experience is most valuable in the ministry and we are grateful to be able to glean from them.
The children did great on the long flight, from Gatwick to Charlotte was about 8 1/2 to 9 hours. When we originally booked the flight we had a 2 hour lay over in Charlotte, then they changed it to where we only had 50 minutes to change planes. NOT a lot of time. We were afraid we couldn't make it so they changed it to go out on the 8:00 flight instead of the 2:50 one. I didn't fancy a 5-6 hour lay-over.
We had to change our luggage over in Charlotte because it was our first entrance into the U.S. and immigrations didn't open until 2:00. NOT GOOD. They let us off the plane at about 10 past 2 we got through immigrations by about 15 past and was ready to change our luggage over. We asked if we could make the 2:50 flight (did not even want to sit in the airport for 5 1/2 LONG hours with 2 restless children). They said if we hurried. We had 20 minutes to get to the next plane.
WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!! With very few minutes to spare, and I mean VERY FEW!
The only problem was they got 3 out of 5 suitcases on the plane. Go figure!! I had to wait until Tuesday for my things to get here so I wasn't well pleased, but Praise the Lord it is here and I have clean clothes and all my toiletries. Amen.
The children have been enjoying the freedom of being in Mississippi. So different to where we live. I constantly have my eye on them outside and they DO NOT go far from the house. Here, Bro. Jenkins has 3 acres and 4 dogs and they are having a blast. I've rarely seen them since we got here, but they have been so good and mannerly. Yes, I'm a bit amazed. As you know, children will be children and that oftentimes means unpredictable! LOL
I pray you all are well and the Lord is blessing. I shall endeavour to write more frequently.
Until the Shout,