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July 21, 2012
AFRICA! T-6 days until I am on my way to South Africa! I can't wait, as I prepare to go my mind is on many things. My only real worry is what will happen when I return, what I'll be feeling. I have a very diffilcult time adjusting back to the norm, two weeks isn't a lot but I love doing things and going places, coming home will be hard.
Before leaving for South Africa I had so much going on, so much I wanted to get done. I had a wedding to shoot the night before I left, there was editing to finish up, cleaning to do. I had even planned to make a skirt before I left. However much of that didn't get done, however most of the really important things did. We got to the airport, got our bags checked, went through security and found our gate. Finally! I was so excited. Throughout the whole process of planning and fundraising there wasn't one thing I was worried or scared about until about a couple weeks from our departure day. (Communication with my sister is sometimes really hard and I started to worry about that...)
As we were sitting waiting for our flight we met some really nice people. Two Christian couples who have experience with YWAM and a young man from Rwanda who is a Christian and a pastors kid.
|My sister and I with our Rwandan friend.|
After awhile we found out our flight had been delayed, and delayed so had to go and switch flights.
Our flight from Atlanta to Johanesburg was switched and we went back to our original flight to Chicago.
30 min late our Chicago flight was delayed again, which messed up the rest of our flights
Back to the help counter we go again,
there wasn't anything available for us to get out of Detroit until like Sunday afternoon.
UNTIL... the lady found us a flight out of Detroit at 9:50pm to
PARIS!!!!! with a 12 hr layover and get us to Johanesburg Monday around 11am.
So we took it.
*(Who is excited? THIS GIRL!)*
This was so ironic because we had talked about doing this but then discovered the flights were really expensive.
At this point we knew the power of prayer, God had answered so many spoken prayers as well as unspoken.
He had opened doors for us to talk to His people.
Our trip started off rough but great!