It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I had the privilege of leading a group to Panama the first week of June. It was great to see how the Lord used the group. Over the course of the trip, we were able to be a part of seeing 9 people come to know the Lord as their Savior! The team took part in distributing nearly 50 water filters and work at multiple feeding centers, where one of the children accepted Christ. In the evenings we hosted a Marriage Conference that saw over 60 adults come for 3 nights! Not only did the adults hear preaching on marriage, but they also had breakout sessions to discuss what they had heard. During this time, part of the team lead the teens, which one teen accepted Christ, another group taught the children, and the rest of the team had nursery duty. It was great to see everyone come together to be the hands and feet of Christ. We even got to get some painting and electrical work done for the missionary.
I made it home from Panama at 2 in the morning on Sunday, June 9. Got a couple of hours of sleep, went to church, washed my clothes, repacked, and headed to the airport with Kim and the girls that afternoon. That is when the fun began. After sitting at the airport for over 6 hours, our flights were delayed to the point we couldn’t make our connecting flights, so the airlines put us on new flights, through Shanghai. The only problem, our luggage was sent to Los Angeles. A long story short, we finally got our luggage in Thailand, 6 days later. I’m glad I have an adventurous family that can roll with the punches. I can’t wait to give you updates on this team in Thailand.