Monday, June 3, 2013

A Day of Travel & Getting Oriented

To meet at the airport at 6:45am is E.A.R.L.Y. But the team did AWESOME!! We cleared security with absolutely no issues and even had 50 minutes to grab breakfast and COFFEE before boarding the plane. Plane ride was a little bumpy, but nothing too outrageous! Naps were taken, movies watched. We were even very pleasantly surprised to be served a sandwich... Not just peanuts!

Customs & immigration upon arrival in Costa Rica were a breeze. Thank you for praying us through this leg of our trip. We were greeted at the airport by the incredible Griffith Family... And one of their interns... Our beloved Matthew Meeks! Such a sweet welcome after months of preparing for this day!

First stop was lunch at the RostiPollo. To "orient" means to familiarize or adjust to. I could not have come up with any better way to orient us to Costa Rica than Jonathan taking us to RostiPollo for lunch. We all had the same dish of a very typical Costa Rican meal-roasted chicken, rice, black beans, salad, plantains, tortillas. It was an awesome welcome to the country!

It was then back on the bus to head to what will be home for the week! We settled into a few hours of rest before dinner, then back on the bus....reuniting with Diego our beloved bus driver from last year! We headed to the Griffith's where we were welcomed with a chicky tasting....

An introduction of the interns.....

And then a time of sharing a little bit about ourselves. It was a sweet time in the Griffiths home. Jonathan and Amy lead the Intern program at the Abraham Project, but they lead our team because they love us :). In all seriousness it does mean extra work for them, so please pray for them and that God would bless them exceedingly more than what their hearts desire. Ephesians 3:20 is what comes to mind, "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think."

We headed back to our home, had a team meeting and now the team is settled and tucked into bed. It's 9:42pm Costa Rica time. It's 11:42 back home--and it's been a long day. Praying sweet rest for each team member and that God renews, refreshes, restores. That God speaks to them in the night and they enjoy His presence as they sleep. Thank you for praying us here friends! Good night!

1 comment:

  1. I'll bet Momma was glad to see Matthew--even if it had only been a few days!