As soon as I land in Colombia, for some years now, it has felt like a second home. Arriving after midnight this morning was no different (0045hrs), even after the ‘broken’ journey from Ireland (overnight in Surrey), it was 36 hours of tavel from home: for those praying for me, thank you, it was a smooth journey. It’s a real blessing that the Colombian national airline have joined my airline alliance of preference – the Star Alliance – and because of that, and not having to transit Canada, I handed my bags in at Heathrow and didn’t see them again until Cali (I was wondering if they WOULD turn up…!!). And, more thanks, because these jolly old knees did fine, right up until someone knocked me over on a moving walkway in the domestic terminal in Bogota! It was on a downhill sloping ,oving walkway – an interesting experience! – and they lost control of their trolley! By the time I got here, 36 hours of travel and a fall hadn’t helped, but, Alan prayed for them again one the way to the airport Tuesday evening, and the recovery this morning is pretty good!
Seems like it’s going to be a busy schedule! Slow starter, as it’s Easter, many are away, and churches have special services planned, plus of course, there’s the big ‘vigilia’ (vigil) in the Stadium Saturday all day. Walter’s trying to get me a slot to speak for 15 minutes, just to 50,000 people, but to be honest, whilst I’m happy to do it, I won’t mind if I don’t….
What I really want here, from Benny (Mexico), Chris, Lee, and KAtie (England) is for THEM to do the preaching, the praying, see the salvation, the healings, the miracles… I love to do all of that, as you know, but I’m more up for ‘baton passing’ than ever before…
Lee & Katie are in the air as I write, somewhere over the Atlantic between Madrid and Bogota: with no seat back televisions, they told me as they boarded! Aaarrgghh…. a plane out of the ark! Please pray they arrive safely, and Chris, too, as he sets off from Plymouth tomorrow, but doesn’t arrive here until Saturday night.