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Thursday December 13, 2018
Four months and one day have passed since Paula and I dropped off Luke at Lubbock Christian University, the day after we flew home from the Philippines. I cannot quite find the words to express the impact that trip has had us. In one way, it is clearer that the sheer number of people who need to be touched by the Gospel is ponderous. In another way, the world seems somehow much smaller than it ever did before, and the possibilities at the level of the individual now appear much greater in regard to their potential impact.
Friday August 3, 2018
Wednesday, we woke up at 3:45am to prepare to load into our vehicle in order to get to the airport and check-in in time for our flight to Cauayan Airport. Felipe Cariaga and Philip Dumawa were kind enough to drive us there. Check-in went smooth and we got off on time, arriving just a little earlier than scheduled. Edward and Arnolfo were there, at Cauayan, waiting to pick us up and carry us to the Bible study center in Ramon.
Tuesday July 31, 2018
We arrived in Manila as planned on Monday morning here. It would have been about 10pm back home. Seeing Ken, Clint, and Kevin was joy. We were able to pile into one taxi, and we got our first taste of traffic here. I will no longer think of Houston rush hour as anything more than a walk in the park, or even Austin. There is no money I can think of that would be enough to tempt me to go two blocks through the type of driving which we witnessed for I would surely cause an accident. After several outings on jeepneys, walking, and taxis, I still have not understood the underlying rules and etiquette which keep it all flowing somewhat smoothly.
Sunday July 29, 2018
We left LA about 4:30pm on a 777-300er. Our flight chasing the sun was a good one. It’s hard to describe what is felt like passing that much time on a plane. I had tried preparing myself for the past week, but in the end it passed just fine.
Saturday July 28, 2018
We touched down safe in Los Angeles last night at LAX. Luke’s first flight was a success! We beat our schedule and landed before nightfall by about thirty minutes, then we caught a shuttle to pick up our rental car (it was cheaper than getting a shuttle from LAX to Ontario airport), and Bryan drove us around for a bit so we could see the city at night. We had a meal at In-N-Out in Hollywood, and tried to get what sleep we could in the night.
Thursday July 26, 2018
“God is in charge and we have no concerns.” – Ken Wilkey
I know Ken likes being quoted (not really), but I couldn’t help sharing this bit of encouragement he sent our way. He does know that we have a penchant for sharing his bits of Wilkey-isms whenever we have the opportunity, so he knows he’s taking his chances writing anything to us.
Saturday July 21, 2018
By this time next week, we should be waiting to board a 777-300er in L.A., and depart on a 15+ hour journey across the Pacific. In the meantime I’m trying to understand how I got here – I think Wilkey has been playing missionary chess with me, and I didn’t even realize it (evidence in photo from two years ago below; look out boys, that means you other four are next).