|Posted by modayjo on October 23, 2018 at 8:40 AM|
From the moment we left Calvary Chapel Oceanside till we arrived at YWAM Canberra it was about 24 hours of Travel. It is God’s Grace that it went so well. I think about how long it took for us to buy the tickets and how all the other tickets we tried to buy didn’t work out but these tickets for this flight were the ones that worked for us. In the past we had to take two planes to get to Sydney but this time we only took one. Our team on this one-way flight was all together instead in the past we were all apart. It was really fun to be next to each other. The team seemed to sleep well on the flight apart from one of our little missionaries getting sick from motion sickness. When we went through customs the workers gave us special treatment and opened a line up just for the Pryor family so we can stay together as a team. We had to claim seeds that were given to us for a sister at the base so the Maciejewski team was sent to the front of the line to get the team back together as soon as possible. I think God used our red team shirts in a loud way and the airport staff really worked diligently to keep us together as much as possible and treated us with great care and respect. It was refreshing and a wonderful welcome into Australia. As a leader it is our joy to meet the needs of our team so when we travel by van and car from the Sydney airport to the YWAM base we had a pitstop at Maccas (Mc Donald’s) for a potty break and to grab some lunch. We also let the younger missionaries play on the playground to get out some wiggles. They appreciated that and so did the rest of the team.When we arrived at the base we were greeted with big hugs and shown to our rooms. The base requested that we just rest for the rest of the day because traveling with little missionaries is different specially since us big missionaries are out numbered by them. I must take a moment and stress that these little servants were fantastic, there was not one melt down or complaint made to us from other passengers on the plane. We got complements about how well behaved they were on such a long flight (14.5 hours). It was an answer to so many prayers.