I just wanted to check in from America one last time and thank you all for your prayers this summer as we have prepared for our move. We are super excited (and filled with so many other emotions) right now!!
We go to the airport in College Station tomorrow around 4:00 and our plane leaves at 6pm. From there, we will fly to Dallas, then to London, then to Johannesburg, and then to Lusaka. (Yes, that's 4 flights.) We will arrive in Lusaka on Thursday around 1pm (Zambian time). Zambia is 7 hours ahead of us in the US, so yall will just be waking up (around 6 am) when we land.
We hope to update during our layovers along the way. If you want to be included on our email list, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, look for an update that we have arrived safely sometime on Thursday.
Here are some specific ways you can be praying for us over the next three days:
-Pray that we would keep a Christ-like attitude as we travel. Traveling internationally can be stressful and tends to bring out the worst in people. We should be lights for Him wherever we go, including all the stops it takes to get there. :)
-Pray for my back and our physical comfort/safety. They sure didn't design those seats for comfort. If you've ever flown anywhere, you know exactly how to pray.
-Pray that our trip goes smoothly. With 4 flights and 3 layovers, there is a lot that can go wrong. Pray our flights are on time and our bags make it to Lusaka when we do!
-Pray that we would quickly adjust to Zambian life (and Zambian time)! After almost 48 hours of travel, we'll be BEAT! Pray that we get good rest and are able to fight jet lag in the first few days.
We love you guys and cannot wait to update you from AFRICA!!