Hello to my faithful praying blogging family. I feel like the most LOVED blessed and filled to the brim girl in the world. I am so sorry for the short post yesterday.. I just had far to much enjoying of my family to do to write a long one.. I have to say I truly feel like yesterday was the BEST day of my whole life.. oh my God is soo good!
Where to start. The journey here was such a God thing.. thanks so much to those who were prayng. I got to meet and have some incredible witnessing oppertunities. And God just made everything go so smoothly. My plane was very late leaving the aiport in KTM so by the time we reached thailand my other plane was to leave in 10 minutes. I was worried because the flight I needed only leaves once a night.. so I would have to leave the next day if I missed my flight. But I heard God say do you trust me.. I was thinking well yes, but really…i’m worried here Lord. I got off the plane and there was a THAI airways worker with a sign with my name on it, and he escorted me quickly through security and got me on that plane. How amazing is our God. I was the LAST person to get on that plane!
so then I got to La. I had less then an hour to go through customs, check and re-check my luggage, go to the other side of teh airport and catch my plane. I thought it was impossible, especially when the man next to me told me that last time customs in la took him 5 hours! God said to me, Jenn do you trust me. I said to him.. well yes lord.. but HOW!? God is soo good. I got through customs, checked and rechecked my luggage in a matter of less then 30 minutes.. (wahoo) and then got to my gate and realized that I was on a standby ticket because they had overbooked the plane. I wsas told there was almost no chance I would get on that plane. I heard God say Jenn do you trust me. I said yes, but HOW!! I was the LAST girl to get a seat on that plane. How GREAT is our God.
So I ended up landing in atlanta on Sunday morning 10 minutes before I was supposed to .. GLORY. both of my suitcases arrived. I will never forget seeing my best friend Shawna come out.. we both ran, and jumped, and cried and well it was quite the scene. I will never forget those first few moments in america.. how it felt to be in Atlanta again. How clean the air is.. how beautifuil america is.. how it feels to not stick out as blonde hair and blue eyed eveyrwhere I go.
So Shawna and I even had time to go to starbucks and she brought me a jumbo sized Cinnamon dulce latta and a new coffee cup (she knows my love language for sure). We had more then enough time to reach my church for the big suprise. In fact.. we ended up arriving in enough time for the sunday school hour. HOW GREAT is our God.
So here is what God did in the coolest way. It just so happened in our church that they had everyone in the sanctuary for sunday school that morning. I don’t know why.. but God knew it would be the best way! so they had everyone together which meant my dad and my sis and her hubby were all in there. My pastor did an awesome job. He saw me and He said from the front all normal: If you all would just bow your head and your eyes and pray.. then he motioned me forward as everyone closed their eyes. I came up and He said, Why don’t you pray for us? I could not.. I just giggled snorted and everyone opened their eyes. I did not see michelle and todd.. but I will never forget the look on my dad’s face. He looked with the craziest look and just kept shaking his head and looking sooo shocked. Then he ran up, with my sis and brother-in-law who were just crying their eyes out and we had a HUGE reunion. My mom was downstairs in the nursury and someone ran and told her to come upstairs. She thought my sisters water had broke. I will also never forget the look on her face when she saw me. Truly I had suprised my whole family and my church family. It was the coolest moment of my life. I will never forget it. I imagine it’s a little like how it is when we are welcomed back to our heavenly home. I cannot imagine what a reunion that is after having my earthly family reunion! I love my church family and it was soo awesome to be wtih them. So I made it in time for the whole service. I and my whole family were defionatly the most pentecostal row of the church as we got to worship together IN ENGLISH!
Then guess what. Everyone kept asking me what american restraunt i would want to eat at when i was back in nepal.. but really i didn’t want a restruant, I wanted my mama’s cooking. My mom said she had not cooked sunday dinner in a long time.. but She had this week. It was all cooked and ready for when she and my dad would get home. And guess what.. I got to eat it with them much to her suprise. It was all my favorite foods that my mom cooks to . We had the best family meal ever. Todd and my sis, shawna, and my mom and dad and I laughed sooo hard we were literally crying. It was so like old times. It was the best day……. I got to call my grandad and my wonderful aunts to and tell them i was calling from america. It was awesome. I have never felt so loved by God as I saw the love my family and my church family has for me.. they poured it out on me!!
Then last night I went to the summer family fellowship at my pastors house.. did i mention how much i love my church family!! It was just like I had never left. I feasted on pepporoni and cheese crackers by the way because those are things I have very much missed!
Then I went back to michelle and todds and actually got to for real see their AWESOME nursury and all the cute things for alex. It made it so real to me that I am gong to be an aunt.
Then I came back (it was about 10:00 at that time) . I was exhausted from the best day of my llife thinking it could not be any better.. but when my dad said want to finish off the day by us gettng in the hot tub on the back porch I did not have to think twice.. I jumped. So we (my mom dad and i ) talked in the hottub till 11:30 then it was bed time!!
perfect end to an absolutly PERFECT day. I really do feel like after today I know the love of God like never before. He LAVISHED his love on me.
I woke up at 7:30 this morning in an airconditioned most comfortable bed. NO jet lag.. :I felt perfect praise the Lord (most of the time with jet lag you wake up at like 4 am). I woke up and got to come home and hug my mom and dad.. have coffee. have breakfast with my mom.. and i am about to go runing in fresh clean air.
HOW great is our God. Thank you for praying for me. I feel sooo loved by God. I do now feel the culture shock that I was afraid I woudl feel.. I just feel soo FREE, so loved, so adored by my heavenly father (could be because my earthly father can’t stop hugging me and saying my princess in home, my princess is home)
did I mention how good our God is. It feels so good to be free from the spiritual darkness of nepal for a season.
i love you guys