Yesterday while we were in Atlanta we had a moment to look at the prayer cards that the church wrote us during our commissioning and I was touched by some of the things that people wrote to us. People who have never even met us but believe in God and what He can do through us during this trip. I am so excited to be able to go through all of these letters during my time here. We already have three on our wall in our room to encourage us each day.
The entire trip was amazing yet really long. I think the worst flight was the Atlanta to Amsterdam flight. Eight hours in one seat with very little leg room and trying to sleep does not work out well. Needless to say all three of us were extremely tired when we arrived. However, we had no time to spare. We had to get off the plane, through customs, and find our gate in less than 40 minutes before our next flight started to board. So we speed walked through the entire airport asking the workers where we needed to go. We made it to our flight just in the nick of time. I was so relieved.
Throughout our last flight it all seemed so surreal that I was actually going to Poland and was going to live the next six weeks without my mom and dad with a six hour time difference. I could feel my stomach tighten and jump every time I looked at my watch and we were closer to our arriving time. However, when we got our bags and met up with Ewa from PROeM they started to go away.
When we were in the car with Ewa looking at the city of Poland I was in awe. When we finally got to the camp in Zakosciele it was so beautiful and everyone was so nice. They had a lunch prepared for us and had waited for us instead of just eating at the regular time. We had a soup ( that reminded me of a Japenese soup), chicken, potatoes, and carrots. Then they helped us get to our room and gave us time to get everything set up. After that we just walked around the camp, played ping pong, and I was able to FaceTime my mom and dad which was very much needed after a long day of traveling. For dinner we had pasta with a strawberry sauce (which was surprisingly good), crepes, and little sandwiches with Polish meats. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of the soup everything else was good.
I also want to thank all of you who were able to come to my send off or write letters to us summer interns. It really means a lot.