I think it has been two days, but no one on our team is really sure. We sort of “skipped” sleeping while we flew over the pond. Anyhoo…we started on June 6 in the Savannah airport. After checking out bags, we gathered and prayed together before heading through security. From Savannah we went to Chicago and grabbed a quick bite to eat before departing for Frankfurt, Germany on our next leg.
We would be seated here for the next 8 hours and 25 minutes. Praying, thinking, hoping, and watching movies provided by the airline. The seats were spacious and comfortable, and we did our best to rest. Once we landed in Frankfurt, we had just enough time to race to our next gate for a very quick flight to Warsaw. We met John from Proem, and also joined up with groups from Christian churches in Baltimore and Indianapolis.
Once we arrived at camp, we met the founders of Proem. It was readily apparent that love, leadership, and grace shine in their hearts. It is a busy day at Proem as there was a young couple who had chosen to be married here today. They were a gorgeous couple and had a gorgeous day for a wedding. As we are getting ready for bed, the band from the reception is still going strong even though the wedding was six and a half hours ago. This culture knows what it means to celebrate marriage.
Most of us grabbed a quick nap before we met in the dining hall for a “morning” devotion. It was our first chance to sit and reflect on what we had seen so far. After some devo time, we gathered around the campfire to make dinner. Polish sausage over the fire! There was also hot tea, bread, and strawberry jam. We are excited to be at church in the morning as Clay will preach on Acts 2 since the church here is celebrating Pentecost. After church we have the chance to help serve at an evening outreach service in Lodz. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.