I can't believe I've been in England for two weeks! I did plan on posting earlier but it's just been too crazy around here. I know you'll forgive me.
I am happy to write now though, albeit a bit briefly.
I arrived at London's Heathrow Airport after a smooth journey across the vast atlantic ocean.
It was the most uncomfortable succession of plane rides I've taken to date, but I think that's just because it's too hard to get comfy in those narrow seats. But I made it safely so that's all that counts.
I found my two-ton luggage set and then proceeded to make as many wrong turns as possible throughout the airport trying to get to Terminal 3. Or was it 1? I'm still confused.
Just note, if one wants to take the Underground Picadilly line...if you go to the wrong terminal, beware you will have to lug your luggage up many,
Thankfully, those few times I found myself in the very awkward, cumbersome position, gazing forlornly up the mountainous stairways, some very nice English gents stopped to help me out.
So grateful to them ;)
Once up on solid, city ground at Victoria Station, I began the slow haul down the sidewalk trying to locate the Coach (bus) station. I was receiving some odd stares and double takes. I think I may have looked half-mad at this point, my hair all frizzy and cheeks, a bright shade of tomato-red from all the exertion. My luggage was all linked together one on top of the other...I think that looked odd too.
Anyways, it had taken me so long to get to the bus station that I missed the bus I was going to take.
Not to worry though...a mere 3 hours later and after lots of people gazing and interesting conversations with English and Irish folks also waiting, I was bound for Derby.
I met the wonderful missionary base leaders for YWAM Derby at the Derby bus station and they hustled me to my new home...
It is a beautiful, victorian house from the mid-1800s...that now houses currently 11 YWAM missionaries, two kiddos, and soon a bunch of DTS (Discipleship Training School) students.
So happy to finally be here. And I am so amazed and blessed by everyone's testimonies and the journeys that God has had them on to get to this place now.
Here's a brief look at my new home...and wonderful people I am working with.
|Becca (my awesome roomate), little Esther (a missionary couple's daughter) and I|
|most of YWAM Derby's missionary staff out in the countryside of Derbyshire (5 countries represented)|
To be continued...