Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We've arrived!

And finally, after months of anticipation, my trip to Kazakhstan is here! So many people were asking me before I left if I was ready. In many ways, I was ready. The anticipation of leaving those behind was gripping me tightly. I was just ready to get the leaving part behind! I've talked about my word of the year, brave, and leaving to go was the next step in my *brave* journey!



*a beautiful piece of art, Catherine Burns, our trip leader made for me! She knew my word for the year and I'd say she full-court pressed me with this! She's a big reason I'm on this trip! So happy to be with her!

But also, I've been so excited! Excited to explore a new country and be a part of a different culture. Excited to talk to and share with other moms who have shared some of my exact same thoughts and fears halfway across the world. Excited to have the opportunity to encourage these moms. And mostly, excited to be going because I know the Lord wants me on this trip! There were so many reasons I could have stayed behind. The Lord could have said "No, not this time." but He didn't. He made it quite clear I should go, and so I've gone!




We arrived in Kazakhstan around 4:30 yesterday morning and after a tad of sleep, we got up and drove to Kyrgyzstan to talk to moms of children with Down syndrome. I will be sharing our story with Way and a lot about the therapies he receives (tonight--and I'd love your prayers to keep on comin') and the moms (including myself) will be blessed to hear from our main speaker, Jeanne Damoff, author of Parting the Waters!



*The mountains and sky on our drive from Kaz to Kyrg.




*Who's worried about Kyrgyz traffic when you have the view of those mountains?

I'm hoping to post periodically throughout the trip, whenever I have Wi-fi access, although it won't be from my usual blogging source, so we will see just how easy that is! And Instagram too! Thank you so much for the encouragement and support and prayers you have given me and our family surrounding this trip!

4 comments :

Simply LKJ said...

Lindley, glad to hear you and the team arrived safely. Continuing to pray for you throughout this trip. So many will be touched by what you have to share! Need to follow you on IG, so I can follow along. Blessings my friend.

Chad Jackson said...

I / we were so excited to hear from you & see you tonight. Remember that trip where we got separated & couldn't stay in touch via walki-talki when we were 50 yards apart from each other? Now we're video chatting on the other side of the world from each other!

I was so happy just to see you and talk to you. We miss you tremendously, but are doing great otherwise.

Still always... Me.

Chad Jackson said...

I / we were so excited to hear from you & see you tonight. Remember that trip where we got separated & couldn't stay in touch via walki-talki when we were 50 yards apart from each other? Now we're video chatting on the other side of the world from each other!

I was so happy just to see you and talk to you. We miss you tremendously, but are doing great otherwise.

Still always... Me.

Anonymous said...

Missing you and loved talking with you and seeing your smiling face. Can't wait to hear stories and see pictures. God is with you at all times and so is our love. Mom

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