I hope none of you are fearful that our plane crashed into the ocean or anything, since this is the first opportunity I’ve had to post a message that we did arrive safely. The travel proved to be a bit much for Ethan, who cried twice and repeated several times “I just want to go home.” Please pray for my little guy. He’s much better now that he’s had some sleep and met his new friends, but I do think he’s really going to struggle with homesickness.
After arrival in Warsaw yesterday late morning, we were able to catch a little nap while Dave attending his Polish class and went to the bank to exchange our money for us. Then we made the 3 hour drive to Ostróda. The Korytkowski children were allowed to stay up late to wait for us, and it was only minutes before all five children were running around playing as if they’d known each other for life.
This morning, Ben and Dave left for more travel as they begin visiting several PCM supported churches. We are missing Daddy already, but we know that he is doing something good by going to help encourage and advise these young congregations. I slept the entire morning in an attempt to make up for the entire night of sleep I lost on the way here. Then the kids and I helped pick up 502,038 (something like that) birch tree twigs that are just everywhere, I did a little mowing, and we began cleaning up the grounds a bit. We need to get the amphitheater ready for a campfire and cookout on Sunday.
So, we have arrived safely, are becoming rested, and have started serving in small ways. God is good, and we thank you very much for your prayers!