We are packed, and ready to go!
Tomorrow morning, Lord willing, our first leg of our journey will commence at 11:45am, flying us to NYC, and then on to London, where we will pick up the flight Tuesday morning (London time) that will take us to Athens. If all goes well, we will reach Athens at 1:30pm, Tuesday afternoon, go through customs, and head towards the Cristal, a ship that will be our home for the next 7 days. After finding our room, and touring the ship, we have dinner and begin our orientation of the events to come.
To be honest, the planning of this trip has been such a pleasure, since I have had very little to do with it's preparation. Normally, I act as travel agent for the entire family, which is tiring, but worth the effort. This time, I can relax with the rest of the family and enjoy!
We look forward to finding our "sea legs" and "planting our feet firmly in the steps of Paul" (as my friend Karen put it). As I've mentioned, Scripture will come alive, and we will have the privilege of seeing the New Testament in a whole different light.
Just having celebrated Easter, the Christian's most significant "holy day", it occurs to me that our faith, and it's companion freedom, did not come without a price. History's path is strewn with martyrs that have paved the way. We have them to thank...may we never forget the faith for which they have so boldly stood.
Hopefully, I will be able to blog every two to three days, when the internet is available on board. Again, we would appreciate your prayers for safety, contentment and a bold witness for Christ. Oh, yes, that we will share our tracts with wisdom, and be received by tender hearts.
We look forward to sharing our journey in person with you as well..."grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity" Ephesians 6:24