Traveling across the world, as exciting as it is, can be nothing short of exhausting with flight times over eight hours. The first leg of our journey began on Easter Sunday by car to the Atlanta airport. We transported our own luggage, 6 giant plastic tubs full of pre-k supplies, and three musical instruments: a 3/4 size guitar, a ukulele, and a viola. Our first flight to Amsterdam was 8 hours and then we were able to rest in the airport. Washing one’s face and brushing teeth was refreshing and prepared us for another 8-hour flight to Kigali, Rwanda, Africa. We flew over the Alps and the day was so clear you could see every detail. It was inspiring for those of us awake to see it! Here is the moment the African continent came into view.
Each of us has a story about how we ended up on this plane. For Sally Hernandez, it began at a mission dinner in June of 2017 before coming to Trinity. At the dinner, the speaker had placed a coin under the placemat of each person before the dinner began. Toward the end of his talk, the speaker asked each person to lift their placemat to reveal individually placed coins from many countries around the globe. Can you guess what country’s coin appeared below her placemat? Clearly, Rwanda! Sally has been praying for Rwanda as she brushes her teeth morning and night since June. This is only one small example of how God orchestrated our mission. We are anticipating what God is going to do as we make our way there. We don’t know what to expect, but we are full of hope and the knowledge that God has gone before us.