We made it to Chicago. And then to Frankfurt, Germany. And then to
Kiev. (And then to a McDonald’s.) And then on a loooooong bus ride
right through the heart of Ukraine. And finally to Odessa, the port
city where our boat, the Dnieper Princess, awaited. (The Love Boat,
it ain’t. Nor is it the Minnow from Gilligan’s Island. But more on
that in a later post.)
After 30 hours of sleep deprivation, cramped quarters, immigration
lines, and monotonous drives, we are here and finally ready to start
our journey in earnest – AFTER a much-needed, non-negotiable shower.
Tomorrow is mainly a sailing day, a welcome chance to fight jet lag
and orient ourselves to a land 5,500 miles and seven time zones away
from home. We won’t begin our main missions work until Sunday and
Monday, although we will certainly rehearse tomorrow and begin our
family groups, small breakout groups of four people who will share
devotion and prayer time throughout the next ten days.
As I thought, though, the internet is generally sketchy. I may have to
wait until we visit major cities en route actually to add posts and
pictures may be difficult until we return. So when you check this
site, always look out for multiple new posts at one time.
Thanks again for all your prayers and support.