Tuesday, July 31, 2007

arrived at destination

July 31, 2007

- How is the weather (hmm, can't find the question mark on this turkish keyboard) I asked a custom agent
- It's calm.
And so it is as he described, 'not hot, not cold' - Ok a little on the hot side.

It was a rather eventless trip; no major delays, the amp made it with no damage, only 2 missing luggage out of 9, buying a tourist visa at the Atartuk Airport *it's free for french nationality ) climbing Nyazi's 4 flights of stairs, meeting his lovely wife Irada, eating some delicious Azeri rice and vegetables, shower, nap/
At the Dulles Airport, a kind Massachusset Roseta Stone Sales person informed us of the special deal of the day; Find someone who will buy a language program and the 2 of you get a significant discount. Our flight was delayed just enough to bring an interested customer, who in no time became buyer, allowing us to get the long awaited TURKISH level 1. We were very excited. A 'man' in Turkish is Adam!

This is how i found jediah when i came out of the shower . Stuying Turkish. It's all about faith rest after all.

////Photo to be posted... as soon as we find the cord...////

On our way back from our little 2 year wedding anniversary celebration at Chincoteague Island, we read part of the story of Adoniram and Nancy Judson. They studied the Burmese language 12 hours a day when they first got there. It also took them 1 year to get to Burma by boat. Hmm. How things have changed.

It hardly felt like being in another country for a while until the voice that cries in the cities woke us up from our dreams. Allaaaaaaaaaaaaaah,,,, etc... It must have been around 5 pm. Indeed this is not America!
- though i think we could all use daily reminders for prayer!
I'll never forget the 1st time we heard the call for prayer. We were on our way to our honeymoon, driving from casablanca, Morroco to Marrakesh.... It's the middle of the night, we stop at a tiny little gas station in the middle of absolute no where. the idea is to get some coffee for our driver who is litterally falling asleep on us. that gas station also happens to have its own tower with a loud speaker at the top. When the yelling starts, jediah wakes up from his sleep and his first thought is: We're being attacked by a flock of cows...!!

we're meeting with p matti at 6 tonight and tomorrow the search for an apartment begins.

1 comment:

Ben, Susanna, and little Camden said...

Great to hear news of your arrival. We were praying the other night and as we prayed for "Uncle Jediah and Aunt Sarah", Camden raised her hands in the air and said "plaY" (which interpreted means, plane) and then clear as day she said "TURKEY", without any prompting. We love you guys and will be connected on this end. Thanks for the reminder to pray.