It’s been a month full of traveling.
From 2 December to 11 December, we spent 24 hours in the car.
In the week following, from 12 December to 16 December, we spent 26.5 hours in the car, with a majority of this being off-road 4WD with a cloud of dust behind us.
And then we left for America.
On 17 December, we started with an eight hour bus ride, followed by a thirty minute taxi, a six hour flight, an eleven hour flight, and a one hour flight. Oh, a few layovers in between each.
With all layovers aside, that’s 77.5 hours moving.
But we’re here. We’ve actually been here a few days, so we’re obviously still running; we’ve just added family and friends, some warm coats, and a delicious meals into the mix! Oh, and a bed that is much more comfortable than we remembered.
In a podcast we have, Erwin McManus begins by praying, “Father, my wife and my kids are back home, and I just pray, God, that I’m not on the wrong side of the country for this moment; that you have something that you want to do tonight that requires all of us to be together.”
This is my prayer for us in this time at home: that we have just stepped off the plane on the right side of the world, and that we’d be on the right side of the world on 14 January when we step off the bus back into Mae Sot. In the times that we’re here with family as well as the times when we’re not there for life changing moments, I pray that we’re on the right side of the world. And I pray that God has something he wants to do with that.