Sunday, September 21, 2008

We are in the States, September 2-December 4

Thank you for your prayers! Our family arrived in Charlotte on September 2, after a 50 hours of traveling. Jon and I thought that the 22 hour train ride from Perm to Moscow would be cheaper than flying to Moscow and less stressful but it was not. Unfortunately, the window in our 4 berth cabin would not shut all the way and it was cold outside so we froze for 22 hours. Once we arrived that evening in Moscow,we had 9 hours until our flight left. So we waited in the train station and had a small dinner. Jon bought tickets for the 1 hour train shuttle to the airport. The kids and I slept the whole hour. We were exhausted and by then it was 2 am, Moscow time (4 am ,Perm time). Caleb and Abigail did well considering. We still had several more hours before our flight to Germany. After a 4 hour layover in Germany, we boarded the 9 hour flight to Charlotte. It was wonderful to see our families waiting for us. Our family is loving the warm weather. It is great to see many of you and share about ministry in Russia.