Upon being dropped off at the Chang Mia airport,Our dear friends,(former GTO staff and current Board members) ;Mark and Betty Yoder and us did not realize both flights leaving for Seoul,South Korea would be cancelled because of heavy snow there. So we bade our dear missionary friends goodbye and ended up "kind of sleeping",chatting,lounging in the airport there all night together.
Dave says you know the Restrooms are an experience when the wife comes out of one with the camera hanging on her neck.They were quite modern and excellent!
Catching up on my Travel Journal and interviewing my husband...as we head towards the International date Line...
How the experience is to fly back in time; We left South Korea at 10:45 on Tuesday forenoon,with a beautiful sun having risen and shining brightly on the blanket of snow...
as we are getting closer to the International dateline I see the sunlight diminishing fast and nightfall furning to a pitch dark black,just as our screen reads we're crossing the Date Line over the Pacific Ocean I see the crest of moon,you see a blurr of in the picture below.
As we head towards land, British Columbia I see a bit of light on the Horizon and as we cross down onto the United States we watch a beautiful sun come up over the Horizon.By trhe time we're heading East.it's a sunny Tuesday again in the states and we touch our wheels down at Washington Dulles Airport 13 hours later it's 9:45a.m. Tuesday.So whatever we didn't do on the Tuesday in the air we can now do on land the same Tuesday.Dave says it's the only time you get a 2cnd chance to Obey the Spirit on the same day.
It was like watching a geography lesson on the rotation of the sun and moon over the World in fast "backward" from the sky.
I don't think our Mortal bodies were made for this stuff, 2 days later we packed again to leave for the Prison crusade in south Carolina.It was truly all a learning and enriching experience.What stood out most to Dave and I though was how different the methods are in Asia to Evangelize compared to our African experiences.The strong Buddhism and Language barrier throw in a great challenge in the number in converts won ,short term.
Let's pray the missionaries will not lose heart in Asia!They are in vast mission Field with only 10% professing Christian Faith,most of those being Catholic.