Friday, May 29, 2009

T.I.M.E is HERE!

Sunday, May 23, 2009

Tonight the 6 TIME students arrived. The flight was delayed 1 ½ hours (causing them to arrive at 7:15pm) but all their luggage arrived. Jeff was able to go back and meet them as they came off the plane. With them they brought a drive shaft for our annoying car. We had been praying that it would not have to stay in customs or that we would have to pay 20% on its value. The official asked for an original receipt which could not be immediately found. That didn’t make him happy. He said that it would have to stay in customs (it’s not an easy place to get things out of). Another official came over to decide what to do. Finally, through the grace of God, he just motioned for Jeff to pass through with the car part. As our assistant director joked, “We see more miracles happen in customs than anywhere else!.” Boy, it sure feels that way!

We dropped the luggage at the Guest House and headed out to dinner. We ate at a Churrasquerria where big slabs of meat are brought to the table constantly during the meal. We got home at 11:00 and (I think) we all went straight to bed. They looked a bit tired!

How wonderful to welcome our second annual TIME group. This year we have 6 students from Cedarville University in Ohio. All are on the pre-med track (two have just graduated) and have an interest in medical missions. This team has been meeting together since September 2008. Dr. Melissa Hartman has done an incredible job leading the group through Bible studies and preparing them for the trip. I am excited to see how God uses them over the next 6 weeks!

eating dinner at the Churrasquerria

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We're praying for the whole team, that God will bless your efforts and keep you safe, healthy, strong, passionate, and consumed with love and the gospel!

If you all learn a bit, that's ok too!

God bless,
Love and prayers,
Josh VanderStel and your friends in Pennsylvania