This day started with a bang as Cheri woke up at 1:30 AM to begin her preparations for Cartagena.
I woke up at 3:00 AM and we left our hotel shortly after 3:30 to go through security and all that good stuff at CHicago O'Hare.
Pretty uneventful although both of us realize that God really has a plan for us here.
Miami International was even smoother although we had to walk literally from one end of the airport to the other (and it's a long airport.)
After a small layover, we boarded Avianca airlines to Cartagena. It was a very smooth ride ... until we went to baggage and found that Cheri's bag with all of her toiletries and lady-things didn't make the flight with us. (Yes, we are supposed to speak at 9:00 AM and Cheri has almost none of here necessities.)
No panic though; we are in God's hands and all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose and walk according to His will.
Avianca calls and finds her bag ... in Bogota ... several hours away.
We should have it later tonight or tomorrow.
We really have a booked schedule here speaking to pastors, wives, churches, schools, and youth group .... and that's the first set of Pastors' Seminars. I think, when I total it up, that we are speaking 19 times this week.
We also met with Pastor Luis tonight and scheduled the week out. He is a delightful man who has pastored his church for 35 years. I know we are here to teach and mentor, but I also hope to glean some of this man's anointing.
We are delighted to be with Pedro Hernandez and to have Adam Cabeen as our translator again; we really have a connection with these two guys.
We have no pictures yet be we will have plenty over the next few days I'm sure.
OK, I know some of you who read my blog are waiting for this: Tonight's meal was: water, jugo de naranja, braised pollo, ensalada, y arroz, a very typical Colombian meal. I am not sure what the dessert was but I will find out. It was something like dolce leche (and I WILL find out.) Of course this was topped off with a cup of delicioso Colombian cafe con leche.
By the way, our accommodations are great. We are staying in a nice apartment, 5th floor, overlooking the beach here in Cartagena. And our hostess and cook are marvelous.
We are going to have a good time AND enjoy what God is doing.
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