After more than 10,000 miles, 5 planes, and 40+ hours…we have arrived in Indonesia!
We are a little weary from crossing the world, but are thankful for uneventful travel. The kids flexibility still amazes me. Although, I think having 14 hours of movies and endless soda for a full day helps with jetlag, right?
I smiled this morning, in the airport, as each of my family was in a conversation with Indonesians who wanted to practice their English. We have prayed that these trips for The Yada Project would not only impact those we partner with and those that we encounter, but also that it would impact our kids. That they would see the world as just a larger community that we can encourage, work with, support and show the love of Jesus to.
As we talked about the various conversations they each had, I thought, “This is what our family was made for.” There is no better place to be than in a peace knowing that you are in God’s will.
That “peace” was fairly fleeting upon landing in Jakarta. Within the first 10 minutes we encountered a rat, cockroach and bats. Lille gave a good laugh to the locals as she screamed at the cockroach “chasing” her. Those pests were just a good reminder that the peace I feel is not always the same as comfortable. Honestly, I like to be at peace and comfortable and sometimes that works. But for now, we give up comfort knowing that the peace is worth the uncomfortableness.
We are looking forward to the next week with our great friends from college who are here working with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). We would be thrilled to spend a week with them anywhere, but the fact we get to hang out with them in Indonesia is a bonus!