Looking at NYC from Newark International Airport
5:30 PM EDT
We’ve arrived in fine form from our Houston flight. At 6 PM, we’ll catch an overnight flight to Brussels, Belgium.
Two highlights of the day:
We left early this morning to see two special friends, Don and Ginny Hunt.
Bro. Don, our former pastor is in Houston’s M.D. Anderson receiving cancer treatment.
It was such a thrill to see him and his famous smile and Christ-like attitude. No hospital bed or disease can take away his infectious joy in the Lord.
Bro. Don had a great deal to do with the missions outlook the four of us have developed. God used him to help our church look outward to a world needing to hear the good news about Jesus.
So to stand in a hospital room with Mrs. Ginny and him was a special moment. He prayed a powerful prayer for our trip that none of us will ever forget.
(L to R) DeDe, Curt, Gordy, Ginny Hunt, and Colleen
We are “taking him on our trip” as we travel on to Africa.
Paul’s words in Philippians 1:3, “I thank my God every time I remember you” applies to Don and Ginny Hunt.
Our next stop was the Houston International Airport. The first people we encountered in line were Terry and Carla Coleman, our neighbors from nearby Longville, La. The Colemans and their daughter-in-law and granddaughter were on their way to Ireland.
They’re going to meet their son Coty who is serving as a journeyman (2 year) missionary in South Asia. (Coty and our son Terry “bumped into each other” last year in India. As they say, “it’s a small world.)
We’ve followed Coty’s service in Asia and were thrilled to be with his folks. We were all on the same flight to NYC.
The Coleman’s on their way to Ireland
We’ve been reminded that a mission trip truly begins the minute you pull out of your driveway. There are no coincidences or accidents along the road of serving God.
Pray for Don and Ginny Hunt, Coty Coleman and his family during their first visit in 15 months, and pray for the Dry Creek Four* as we cross the Atlantic and head to Liberia.
*Gordy and Colleen Glaser, Curt and DeDe Iles
I've been thinking and praying about your departure all day. Thanks for keeping us posted. You will continue to be in my prayers.
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