Early this morning I took the bus to Waikiki beach just to check it out.  I reeeaaally wanted to sleep…but who sleeps in Hawaii!?  So off I went.

Daimon Head from Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach

Then around 2pm Trecie called – they had made it in and I went down to the lobby to see her.  She looked great!  So we all took time to rest and Pastor Philip took us to a restaurant that was right on Waikiki beach.  You have to grill your own food.  I thought, who could mess up Maui Maui?  ANYWAY, the nice gentleman chef saved my fish – and it was delicious!

Shore Bird Restaurant
Shore Bird Restaurant
Shore Bird Restaurant
Shore Bird Restaurant
View of the ocean from Shore Bird
View of the ocean from Shore Bird
View of Diamond Head from Shore Bird
View of Diamond Head from Shore Bird
Another View
Another View

Tomorrow is the day!  We should get to Ebeye around…well, oh I have no clue… but it won’t be long:)  I’m off to have a good sleep.

Last Call Boarding Flight…

I am here in Honolulu!  My flights could not have been more comfortable and the transitions between planes more graceful.  What a jourrney – I had plenty of time to talk (pray) with God and just relax.  I think the toughest part was getting on that first flight out of Lexington, but God has a way of carrying us…

In-Flight Lexington to Houston

A Psalm comes to mind; 77:19   “Your path led through the sea, Your way through the mighty waters, though Your footprints were not seen.”  (niv)  But the awesome thing is, we can leave His footprints if we will only go.

I took some video but I’m unable to upload it at this time.  So I took some still frames to share with you.  I had great seats and for the entire 8 hour flight to Honolulu, I had a window seat and the passenger beside me didn’t show up.  They had one of those satellite radars that showed the location of the jet for the duration of the flight.  It was interesting to see.  We were 35000 feet altitude, about 550 miles per hour and it was around -38 degrees outside the cabin (as they put it).

SatelliteSatellite 235000 Feet Over Texas

I also captured video as we headed out over the Pacific ocean.

Beyond the West Coast

And then, approximately 8 hours later…arrival in Honolulu!


But not final destination praise God!  How much more awaits!  But I will hopefully get a few more pictures before departing and upload them if possible.  It’s about 2:21 am here.  Need to sleep…and I’m wide awake:)


Change in Schedule

I’m getting everything packed up and ready.  It has been a busy week!  My flight has changed to Monday 6:15am.  That’s one less business day but I think I have everything in order.  Now it’s the challenge of getting everything I need into two suitcases and having them weigh less than fifty pounds:)  I should have my packing finished today and will go to the store once more to get additional supplies and food.  Since things are so much cheaper here than over there I’m trying to pack as much as possible.

I’m filling my ipod up with messages because the church services on Ebeye are all in Marshallese language.  Got to make sure I am more prepared in spirit than anything else because the natural will always fall in line if the spiritual is in line.  I’m curious to see what type of praise and worship songs they sing.  I’m going to miss singing on my church’s worship team!  But thanks to a little ipod recorder I have recorded lots of our worship team songs I can take them with me:)  Hopefully I will be able to record some services in the islands and post them to this blog.  Maybe my aspirations are a little high so we’ll see once I get there.  Four more days!

…and Slips Oh My!

Yesterday, one of my co-workers brought in a package with all kinds of slips in it – half slips, camisoles, full slips – that she had ordered for me.  Praise God!  And they are all cotton – how awesome is that!  So while I was busy fainting in the slip aisle at Kohl’s, God already had everything worked out.  Thank God for my Helper – what would I do without Him:)

And we know that when we give, it’s given back, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be poured into your lap.  (Luke 6:38)  When you give, expect a return – amen.

Almost Done

My shopping is almost done.  I went to a Goodwill store over near Hartland and found skirts, dresses and shirts for about $2 a piece.  Ah happiness…anyway, all I need now are slips.  I saw a full slip for $25 and I thought I was going to faint.  But I will get over it – gotta do what you gotta do.  I’m looking forward to getting all this natural preparation over with.

Books, supplies, fun games and learning tools keep pouring in for the kids and the school.  I’ve shipped 2 huge boxes already and have another one to go.  Others are shipping more boxes and still more people asking what else is needed.  The outreach is incredible – this place is very special to God, soon I’m going to see first-hand why…

I’m leaving on the 18th of August.  Somewhere around 6 a.m.  Two weeks…and my whole life is going to shift into tomorrow…literally.