Friday, May 30, 2008

63 F

I'll try not to get as nostalgic as last time... but it's hard! My baby is coming home! After her almost-6-week trip away a couple of years ago, this two weeks has gone by fast! She called before she left her city and said she wants to see all of us, but doesn't want to leave China. I totally understand. When we were there last year she didn't want to leave at all. Every year her Chinese gets better, her friendships grow deeper, and she is able to see more and more fruit. Thank you SO much for praying her there, and lifting her up while she's been there. It's been a phenomenal trip for her and the rest of the team. The last update I received, 12 students had become Christ followers! They had numerous opportunities to encourage new Christians and share their faith with those who had never heard the name of Jesus. Your prayer had a part in all of that! And I can't wait to hear all about it IN PERSON!!!

I spoke to her last at about 3:30 AM our time. She's over the Pacific now, sitting in seat 63 F, in a plane flown by Captain Robert Phyllis. She will be home at around 10:15 tonight, but I'll stop breathing into a paper bag when she calls me from LA this afternoon/ evening. :)

Here is the scripture I pray when we fly, inserting our names for "Jeshurun":

"There is no one like the God of [Bethany],
who rides on the heavens to help [her]
and on the clouds in his majesty.

The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms."

Deut. 33:26-27 (NKJV)

There is nothing like knowing that God's everlasting arms are beneath our children, wherever they are!

**Update** She is now in LA, has gone through customs, and is with the team at Chili's having a much-needed Dr. Pepper. (We always CRAVE those when we're gone!) We'll see her in just a few hours! Thank you for your prayers!

**Updated Update** Now she's in her seat (21 C) on her last flight! She's almost home!!! We're headed out to go see our beautiful new niece and then head to the airport. Fun!


Deidre said...

Okay, now I am 'praying her home'. I cannot wait to read more about her trip. I love the verse you quoted. Such peace in that verse.

I loved your post yesterday on the Psalms (you know by now I linked to it). I am so enjoying that plan of study along with other scriptures. I just love Psalms and try to read one everyday, so this is perfect.

Okay, I'm praying for 63F!!!

Linda said...

I am holding the little girl in seat 63F in my prayers. I read her words yesterday. She is so special Cyndi.
Have a wonderful reunion. There will be so much to share.

Wendy said...

Wow - that is really exciting!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Your heart must be overflowing with joy Cyndi! I am so blessed by reading what God is doing in the life of your girl.

What a joy we have to know that God is in control...all the time.

Kim said...

I'm glad she is almost home! I know her trip must have been amazing! What a great opportunity!!!

It is so comforting knowing that God is watching over them!