Wednesday, May 30, 2007

China - Bottom of the 9th

(the title makes more sense if you go back a couple of posts...)
On one hand it seems like a very long time since I last received an email from Cyndi or B and even longer since the one time she was able to call last week. On the other hand, however, we're now very, very close to seeing them again at the airport tomorrow evening. At this very hour, the team is in the air on the first of their 3 flights, and they'll be traveling for roughly 24 more hours.

So for this "relief pitcher," I guess it's the bottom of the ninth, and I'm now the closer. (Thanks, by the way, for letting me play.) Tomorrow shapes up as a very busy day as K and I spend at least a partial day out at my work (where he'll run around at the home of one of his best friends) and then head out to the airport in the afternoon/early evening. That being the case, I thought I would add this one last post to the blog to: bring everyone up to date on the other couple of emails Cyndi sent; help focus those "bring 'em home prayers" ; and thank you all, once again, for all of your prayers and support. -Luke

Here are her other two emails...

Thank you so much for sending me the email replies! It means so much to me to see what folks are saying!!

We had a great Awana awards ceremony this morning. The kids did a great job on a puppet show and magic tricks, then the clubbers did a craft and we handed out their awards. The kids love Awana and have done well on their verses. Some even recited some for me. They look so cute in their uniforms, I got some great pics. I had two parents tell me what a huge (and specific) answer to pr it was to have Awana here for their kids. Confirmed that it is really meeting a need for these expats.

Please pr for B who has developed quite a bit of congestion esp. in her chest. And of course I didn't bring the right meds. I'm going to keep her in the hotel with me tonight while the rest of the girls are having a sleepover with the college girls. I know. Mean mom. But please pr that it clears up and doesn't become more severe in the next few days, esp since we have numerous flights over the next 4 days, and then of course, being the good parents we are, we are going to hand her off when I get home... Ha!!

I miss you and K terribly. We are heading out in just a few minutes for another English Corner and then a graduation party for one of the MK's. Tomorrow is our team debriefing (doesn't seem possible!!) and we are checking on our new friend at that store that I mentioned a couple of days ago. Hopefully she'll have more questions.

Y'all give each other hugs from me and kiss my little dog.

Talk to you soon,

Hi there,We are wrapping up our time here. We had a team meeting/debriefing this afternoon and then went to a team dinner. Some wonderful, wonderful things have been happening this week. The oppression has been real, but so have the victories! It's been a really fruit-bearing time for our team.
We head to the airport in the am to go to BJ for a couple of days. Tomorrow afternoon in BJ is shopping and then we tour all the next day. I'm really ready to get back, now that our work is done... but who knows, maybe there are some more appointments in BJ?? We'll be glad to reunite with the D-city team and see how they've been. The college team is staying here for another couple of days (not going to BJ) and they have three more going swimming with them tomorrow afternoon at the hotel pool. PTL!!!
Love you bunches, and I'll contact you from the HK airport during our layover if I can. If not, I'll see ya when I see ya. I love you and miss you like crazy!!!Hugs to everyone,me


Jenny in Ca said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I am praying right now.

Much grace and peace to you.

Laurel Wreath said...

Thank you so much for the update, I have been praying them home for you.

Mindy said...

Thanks so much for posting this!
I've been praying yesterday and today for safe travel and will continue as the day continues!
I KNOW the LORD has used them mightily these past two weeks!
ANd I just wanted to say thank you for keeping us bloggy friends in the loop while Cyndi was away!!! You've been a very good sport =)

Linda said...

Thank you for keeping us up to date Luke. My husband just prayed for them a little while ago. We will hold them in our prayers until they are safely home.
Blessings to all of you.

LeftCoastOnlooker said...

They're probably nearly home now, but we'll continue to pray for the seeds that have been sown.
Hey, you did a great job as relief pitcher

Jen and family said...

bet youll pleased to have them home again Luke
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