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Tuesday, June 24, 2008


In the course of two weeks of waiting, airfares have increased from $2100 per person to $3400 per person. We are rapidly approaching prohibitive travel costs at this point. (5 people x $3400 = too much money!)

I spoke to our agency this morning. They are going to try to get us confirmed embassy dates today or tomorrow. Our first choice is July 16, second choice is July 23.

We have really wanted to bring the girls on the trip, believing God will use the experience to change our lives forever. So we pray we will be open to whatever God has in mind for us: If we are not all meant to go, that we would be ok with that. If we are all meant to go, that HE would open doors and make straight the way.

I read this Scripture this morning:

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
for He founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the waters.
Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in His holy place?
(S)he who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false....
Who is this King of Glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of Glory may come in.
Who is He, this King of Glory?
The Lord Almighty--
He is the King of Glory.
Psalm 24:1-4, 7-10
What I am reminded of:
  • We are all God's--even Amelia on the other side of the world--and I have to learn to wait.
  • Oh, that He would find clean hands and a pure heart when He looks at me! (It's hit or miss, unfortunately.)
  • He is the Lord Almighty, the King of Glory!...and I praise Him for that.


Derek Weber said...

WOW! It is so expensive. The main thing to remember is who ever goes it is to bring Amelia home safe and sound. I hope it works out that the whole family can go so I will pray in this manner. Whenever we are doiung the Lords work the devil will be around the corner so I will also pray for blessing and safety for your family and keep out the devil. God bless your family!

Lory Howlett said...

Derek, you and your family are such an encouragement to us. We can never thank you enough! Lory

Lisa & David said...

That is a big difference in price Lory. Wow! I hope your plans work out to allow for all to travel. This is the stressful part, and I'll be there in a couple of weeks too. Thanks for sharing.