Along the way, a day of respite at our favorite breathing place, Sunrise Acres. I wrote notes to family and friends and supporters using the excuse of Luke's graduation announcements, pondering the American cultural issues with which I am out of touch (to whom does one announce a graduation?) and hoping that our friends will see them as expressions of THANKS for an ebeneezer of grace which we can view together, and not a subtle hint for gifts (which have already been given in the support we need to live here). Scott pulled together some slides for a brief team intro at our upcoming retreat. Both were exercises which involved some tedium (importing slides from a hard-drive onto a travel-laptop; addressing envelopes) but both reminded us over and over of how blessed we are. Sacrificially generous friends, and a wealth of incredible experiences.
By morning we hope to be landing in Cairo. Egypt Air turns out to be the most economical option between East Africa and Greece, where we have our meetings. Thanks to Karen who planned ahead, we followed her lead, and are having a three-day lay-over in Egypt with the Massos. Stay tuned, hopefully for tales of wonder and not of despair. It seems that Scott Will is poised to earn the Myhre Disaster Travel Award this time, after inexplicable delays and missed connections and horrific service and finally bailing on Ethiopian Airlines, we heard he arrived, stretching a ten hour trip to several days. Heavy hearts for Scott Will who was already sick and beaten up by Sudan . . . and whispered prayers that we slide under the radar and progress without incident.