Today, my team and I begin the 30 plus hours of travel that will take us from West Central, Illinois to Cesky Tesin, Czech Republic.
We’ll spend 4 hours driving, 8 hours flying, another 2 hours flying, 30 minutes riding busses, 4 hours riding a train and countless hours sitting in airports, train stations, standing in line and desperately wanting sleep.
We couldn’t be more excited.
We’ve spent countless hours in team meetings, researching outreach ideas and preparing youth retreat messages.
We’ve held numerous conference calls.
We’ve Skyped with our Czech counterparts.
We’ve emailed and organized and administrated.
We’ve faced attacks against our team, our families and our finances.
We even lost two team members.
We’ve made plans, scratched them, and made them again.
We’ve prayed, cried out, wrestled with God, and prepared our hearts.
We are ready for this trip.