It is time for our last trip of the year (or so we think :)). Our plan is to leave early next week down to Guinea – The country right below Senegal. All four of us in our wonderful car.
So what will the journey look like…
- 3 day drive to the capital of Guinea. The distance we are driving is 680 miles – a distance that could probably be driven in 1 day in the states, but we are not in Kansas anymore. We will have 2 and a half days of driving with some stretches of decent roads and many stretches of hard roads. Our second day will be by far the hardest.
- We will then spend 3 days with a family in Conakry – seeing and hearing from them first hand about what they are experiencing.
- Then we hit the road again and drive back to the town where our mission head quarters used to be in Guinea. We hope to meet with people who work with our mission there and see how things are going.
- Then we get back in the car for a day of bumpy roads out to a village where we have two families working.
- We will spend 4 days with them there – connecting with them and hearing about how their language and culture study is going.
- We end with a day of driving that will bring us back home
THAT’S A LOT OF TIME IN THE CAR!!! The boys are excited to go and I am hoping they will stay that way even as the driving continues. We have downloaded audiobooks from the library and have bought a few special snacks for the road. Each place we are stopping has kids their ages and so we are sure they will enjoy the times each family. The 5 days in the car will be stretching, but surely in a good way. We have done road trips like this in the states, but there there are rest stops, restaurants, and flat smooth roads. Doing it here will be a whole other type of adventure, however we are excited to be doing the adventure together as a family.
HOW CAN YOU BE PRAYING???
- For peace in Guinea. Elections just took place there and we are hoping that won’t throw any road blocks into our plans.
- For our car to hold up in the travels
- For us to be patient with each other on the long days of travel
- That we as a family might be a blessing to the families there