Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ahlan wa Sahlan!!

Hello All,

We have arrived at our destination!! We just wanted to post a quick note that we are here and to thank you so much for all your prayers. Our travel went really smoothly and all our luggage arrived when we did. Colleen and Rana picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel to freshen up a bit from the 17 hours of travel. The hotel is great and we got to see a traditional Muslim wedding party celebration in our hotel lobby. We'll have pics tomorrow, but it was a fun way to get started. We went to a local restaurant for a great Middle Eastern meal. We tried lots of things and I don't think anyone will be losing any weight on this trip. =)

Thanks again for all the prayers. We feel them and are super excited to be here.  Our internet connection looks like it will be stable, so we should be able to post daily.

Ahlan wa Sahlan! (This means "Welcome!" in Arabic)



  1. Hi Mom, Happy Mother's Day! I miss you, but I'm so thankful we got to celebrate last week. I'm so proud of you for stepping so far outside your comfort zone and following God's lead on this trip. I'm praying He does amazing things in and through you through this experience! Nora and I prayed for you today. :) Love you! Kristin

  2. so glad you all made it! we were wondering in asia if the osama thing might be a problem. every M we talked to there said it was not a problem, for what it's worth. know that we are praying for you!

  3. I am so excited for you all. I am following your posts with great anticipation. Praying for relationships to build with locals and the ability for free flow conversations with those the Lord brings to you. May the Lord bless you all beyond what you can ask or imagine and multiply your effors a hundred fold. Love you, Asha

  4. So glad you guys are there! That's really fun that you've already gotten to experience some neat cultural events. Can't wait to hear more! Praying for you all!

  5. I'm glad you guys arrived without incident. Happy mothers day to whom it may apply!

  6. Happy mothers day grammee. I love you alot. I am missing you alot. Love, bailee