It's official: we are en route, on our way, off to the races, etc. Many, many hard good-byes over the past few days. But God is good.
First official update - WE ARE IN ATLANTA!!
After a very long but very smooth day of driving, we pulled into our hotel, visited with family over dinner (it turns out its REALLY hard to keep three kids in their seats at a restaurant after 11 or so hours of traveling - go figure!), and dropped off most of our worldly possessions at AIM headquarters. What a day! Thanks so much to our personal luggage chaufeur, Henry M. Knapp. Can't even begin to imagine what we would've done without he and his lovely wife, Kelly (our dear friends and disciplers) these past weeks! We love you Knapps!!
Wanted to outline our itinerary for folks that are praying for us (thank you!). We will update as we can but don't want all our down time to be spent on the computer either, so we'll do our best.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday night - in Atlanta, GA at AIM headquarters for final checklist wrap-up stuff.
Thursday, July 12th:
Arrive in Chicago 12:52pm (1:52pm EST) - approx. 2 hour flight
Depart 2:50pm (3:50pm EST)
Friday, July 13th:
Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland 6:20am (12:20am EST) - approx. 8 1/2 hour flight
Depart 9:25am (3:25am EST)
Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya 6:05pm (11:05am EST) - approx. 7 1/2 hour flight
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday nights (July 13th - 16th) - in Nairobi at the Mayfield Guesthouse. Apparently all that travel requires a few days of rest!
Tuesday, July 17th - Monday, August 6th - Africa Based Orientation (ABO) in Muchakos, Kenya. We will be staying in a seminary dormitory (itty-bitty living space!) and learning all the ins and outs of living in Africa.
Tuesday, August 7th - arrival to our new home at Rift Valley Academy! It seems like a long time from now, but we'll get there!