Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Ryan called a few minutes ago and arrived in India (yes he got first class and was able to sleep 8 hours straight!), spent the night in the airport and flew to Ahmadabad to meet Pastor Shantilal, Grace and their family. He was welcomed by friendly faces, a sign with his name and the ministries' name Shalom for Asia, and roses. He will be staying in an apartment down the street from the family and will now begin his learning adventure. I'm thankful that we will be able to speak by phone when he is available and the time zones have us both awake. Malachi, Abram and I loved hearing his voice, we are missing him already but excited for the opportunity he has to visit Shalom for Asia and be with friends. Pastor Shantilal, if you haven't met him, is a very persistent man and he has been asking Ryan to come to India for about 3 years. Amazing, the day has finally arrived. The boys and I are looking forward to my mom coming tomorrow morning too. Please keep Ryan in your prayers for the next week and us too! We will keep you updated on the trip.