Tuesday November 27, 2018

Luke 13:11-13 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God

The power of touch is immeasurable and that was evident today as we said goodbye to the wonderful people who care for us, supported us, and loved us for the last two months in Thailand. Wat took us out to a nice lunch (and to get a new shirt for Lucia with her name spelled correctly) in Nan before our flight and Lucia was thrilled that Yumi was able to join us. When we got to the airport, we realized that the whole family was there to send us off and I was blown away with the amount of love these people showed us. They have made such an impact on our lives and my heart is hurting as we say goodbye, but the power of a loving embrace is surprisingly comforting. I am hopeful that we will see all of you again!

Na Na and Anjali
Grandma and Lucia
Grandma and David
Lucia and Na Na

Wat and Lucia
The whole crew!

We said our final goodbyes and walked through the tiny airport in Nan, out onto the tarmac to board our plane for Bangkok. And so begins the very long journey to Banbasa, India.

Upon arriving at the Don Muang Airport in Bangkok we took a drive to our hotel that is adjacent to the Suvarnabhumi Airport. We made the decision to book a hotel room here because we arrived in Bangkok at 2:30 pm and our next flight is not until 3:30 am tomorrow. This hotel was beautiful and we had fun walking through the Thai Gardens and playing in the pool. After putting the kids to bed, Jeff and I enjoyed an evening of drinks and some pool at the sports bar in the lobby. Because our flight was so early and we had to get the kids up at 12:45 am in order to walk to the airport for our 3:30 am flight, we decided that it would be best to stay awake and try to get some sleep on the airplane.

Here are a few shots of the hotel at night and showing how close we actually were to the airport!

Here’s to no sleep and an exciting journey to India and The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission (aka: The Farm).

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