And So It Begins

Wow . . . it is so hard to believe that our wait is almost over. After days of travel, and countless hours of being trapped in the bus, we are finally on our last leg of this amazing journey. In less than two hours, our school will finally be tucked into our hotel rooms, getting ready for the long day ahead. To be completely honest, this drive has been so much better than I first thought it would. Last Wednesday when I was pulling my tired feet up the freezing cold stairs for the first time, I had these terrible fears about how long and boring the drive would be, but I was so wrong. The time has flown by so fast, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute on this bus. Over the last week, I have gotten to know so much more about my weimar family, and I feel like we have also all grown closer together as friends.

Today was such a blast. It started off with a wonderful home cooked breakfast from Mrs. Nedley, and was easily the best food we have had all trip. After enjoying the fantastic meal, and loading up on the bus, it was finally time for us to leave the beautiful state of Oklahoma. We hit the road for our last day of travel, and before I knew it, I was fast asleep. When I finally was shook back into conciseness by the stopping bus, I found my self in Dallas TX. There, we were blessed with an amazing opportunity to explore some of America’s tragic history. It was such an interesting experience to walk down the road where our president, John F. Kennedy, was shot and killed. Soon, it was time for us to get back on the bus and continue our journey.

As of now, I am surrounded by the familiar sounds of laughing students and the soft playing of ukulele music in the background. After a long day of travel, everyone around me seems to be getting more hyper by the minute. Thankfully, we are all in this together, and honestly, it’s kind of fun when everyone gets tired and crazy. People are singing behind me, and Matthew just sat down with a huge tray of home made granola bars to share with the bus. I wonder how long those will be there . . . *cough cough. I feel so at peace right now, it is kind of hard to explain, and I am so excited to see what God has in store for us tomorrow.

Please continue to keep our shuttle and bus in your prayers. As well as the clinic which will be taking place in just a few days. God has already shown us his mighty hand working in so many ways during this trip, and I believe with all my heart that this is just the beginning. Whether it was a divine appointment, or hearing the heavenly angels’ voices ring throughout the sanctuary during our concert, God has shown us so many miracles and it has been such an amazing experience. A lot of times people think that they have to fly to some far off land in order to have a great mission experience, but the Lord is wanting to use us in every part of the world. Even in Texas.

– Tiffany Fisher, Sophomore

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