We met up with friends in Oklahoma City this weekend to return the vehicle we had borrowed from them during furlough. Both the vehicle and the friends have been a huge blessing this last year.
Our friends girls were participating in a gymnastics camp, so they went back and forth between helping us load boxes and picking up last minute things and taking care of their girls. They also purchased a "hot-off-the-press" box of Twinkies, made in Emporia, Kansas, to share with the kids. My kids didn't know what Twinkies were.
Now they do.
Thank you isn't enough to describe the ways this family ministers to our needs: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
They even took us to the airport and watched God work on our behalf!
We had twelve checked bags, all weighing in just under fifty pounds.
The woman at the American Airlines counter was so kind. She weighed the first bag, saw that it weighed 46 pounds, asked how many bags we were checking, and tagged them through HONIARA!!!
No dragging bags through the airport in Los Angeles, no exorbitant luggage fees, just a smile and a joke and a "have a great trip"!
We had to get a photo now to compare hairlines now and when we return in a few years. I think Aaron is winning.
Our flight from Oklahoma City went smoothly, and now we're in the airport in Los Angeles waiting for our flight across the Pacific Ocean. We are so thankful for all of the people that are praying for us! We're to the really tired stage and will be boarding our next flight soon. After we land in Fiji, we will quickly catch the next flight which pauses in Vanuatu before landing in the Solomon Islands late on Tuesday morning.