We left home Wednesday morning and spent the evening with some friends from PNG. Actually, I hadn't met them before (why do I have to say that so often these days?!), but by the end of the evening I knew why Garry calls them friends. Their passion for God and following Him was amazing. Their fatigue after a long term was obvious. We talked about life overseas, coming back to North America, and realities of a field flight program. We discussed kids and how they grow up. Their hearts were soft and they blessed us. We talked about life overseas, coming to North America, and realities of a field flight program. We discussed kids and how they grow up. We connected, it was good, and now I also count them among my friends.
Thursday we left for Ontario, and drove through the night to arrive here this afternoon. It was a good trip, but not a fast one! Most of the time we were driving in the rain and/or fog. Thankfully there wasn't a lot of traffic. And despite slow progress, the trip was good. We talked, laughed, listened to music, and started an audio book. We drank our terere and stopped for burgers.
We were very happy to get out of the car when we arrived at our NTM headquarters in Ontario. Driving onto the property here brought back good memories of our year of training here as well as other visits. We saw just a few people this afternoon, and it was like we'd never left. We're part of something God is doing!