Thursday, July 21, 2011

Leaving on a jet plane....with 14 kids

So, ready or not, tomorrow's the big day!!  I will be Seattle bound with 14 children in tow.  14??  Yes, at the last minute a friend asked if we could add on another child that needed a chaperone to get to a hosting family in another part of the US.  And so I thought, "Hey what the heck, with already 13 kids, what is one more?"  So, we added another boy to the mix and that will make 14 kids and 2 adults traveling across the Atlantic tomorrow. I figured 16 people is a better number anyway. I do better with counting even numbers quickly.  Did I mention none of them  speak English except me?  Yep-- fun times sure to be had!  I've always said I wanted a big family-- I guess this will test my limits.

Please keep us in your prayers as we venture through Paris, Atlanta and then Seattle.  I hear horror stories about the Paris airport-- and I've never had to brave it on my own, let alone with a whole entourage!  So we will be praying for travel mercies.

Oh and incase you didn't hear we raised MORE than enough money to make this trip possible!! I so love how God provides!!  For awhile there I wondered how it was all going to happen and then wouldn't you know, God takes care of every penny and then some!! Don't worry, we will be able to put the extra to good use while the kids are in the US-- or put it towards a hosting program for next year.  Wow. So thankful.  Thank you to all who gave to make this all possible-- every dollar that came in made a huge difference.

So do you want to see our little darlings? (we'll see if I'm still calling them that after tomorrow!)  Here they are! More on them later....

If you're in the Seattle area and want to meet up with our group- send me an email and I'll tell you where you can find us!


Katrina said...

Praying for you and your ministry, during this time. Praying for traveling mercies...those kids are so precious! Thanks for sharing their faces with us.

Rettger family said...

Such beautiful children! Praying for you!!