Our Father cares for every little detail. What a great reminder that He goes before me and is with me in EVERY matter as I go to Vietnam... even the minute detail of a button did not escape Him!!
I flew to CA this morning and began orientation. One suitcase was 51 lbs. and the other 53. The ExpressJet ticket agent said she would allow the 51 lb. bag, but would charge $50 for the 53 lb. bag. Of course, I was already emotional and started crying as I pulled out 2 lbs: ant traps and body wash (I figure I can get some version of those things in VN- I hope)... this brought the bags down to 51 lbs. each and she let me through. PHEW!!! I may have to transfer 2 more lbs. to my carry-on for the flight to Asia later this week.
There are about 25 people here- going to various countries with various programs(and many of whom I've found connections with). We are all staying in a Best Western hotel :) There are 6 of us going to Vietnam with the Teaching Fellowship (1 year) program. 3 are going to Hanoi, and 3 (including myself) are going to DaLat. It was so great to meet two of my teammates today- I am excited to be journeying with them!! I hope to post pictures of all of us soon! Oh, and to top off the day, we were treated to ice cream tonight- does it get any better than that?!
On Thursday evening/Friday morning (1 am-ish) we all leave on Cathay Pacific airline on a 15 hour flight to Hong Kong, and then continue on a 2 hour flight to Hanoi, VN.
Those are the details I can think of to share for now. I am encouraged and looking forward to the week ahead. And I hope my nephew Sam decides to enter the world before Thursday night :)