Well it is currently 3:51 am and I am wide awake and in the midst of being wide awake, it dawned on me “I forgot to post on the blog!!!” I am going to make this brief as I am not functioning at 100% and I’m already forgetting how to spel, so here we go:
Traveling was overall very smooth. A big thank you to Anna Russell, Glen Clark and Blake Muehlich for driving us off to DFW and for the rest of those who prayed us off from the church Friday evening. Flight from Dallas to London was without any dramatics but there was some doubt we were going to make our connecting from London to Budapest but the flight was delayed long enough that we didn’t have to sprint through the airport (remember last year?!?!). We arrived in Budapest around 6:50pm where Laci and Szandra picked us up from the airport and from there we picked up some groceries and then had some fine Hungarian cuisine at Burger King. Once we arrived at the castle I had a neat moment getting to see my dad!!! The church I attend back in Illinois has also sent a team of 10 that we get to serve alongside. It is going to be such a blessing serving with my church from back home and alongside my dad once again. We then all got into our assigned rooms and proceeded to pass out.
We do have some things we need you to pray about: 1. After we made it to the castle, we realized we had left one of our bags at the airport…Please pray that bag will be in our possession by the end of Sunday as it has important coaching equipment for the week. But on a high note, we didn’t have any of our luggage make it last year, so we are improving!! 2. We were not able to exchange money yesterday as the exchangers closed before we could get there, please pray we can get all of that and other logistics settled. 3. We were also devastated to hear about what happened in El Paso. Much to pray about. Looking to Him who is still on His throne as we pray for all involved and for Texas.
Sunday has plenty in store for us as we will attend church at the camp, go through some quick orientation and fill out some paper work before the campers start coming to register. Please also pray that the Lord uses the final hours before these youth come to prepare their hearts for all that God has in store for them this week and that we as His servant would make the most of every opportunity and always be prepared to share the hope we have in Jesus Christ. You all have played such an important role in sending us. You are all a part of this mission! We may be the 10 pair of boots on the ground but we are fueled by the prayers you lift up and spurred on by your love, encouragement and support! Love y’all and God bless