Our oldest daughter, Sara, is on an outreach trip to Spain this summer with a ministry called Youth Hostel Mission, through Wheaton. We hadn’t seen her since Christmas, so Caleb thought he’d check out the flights to Spain. He couldn’t believe the price-less than a round trip to Nairobi, so we prayed about it and then he booked it. Then I started thinking about it, and said, “I’d like to go.” Then Moses said he would like to go, and then a few weeks later, we decided to take Lydia too! And the price only went down!
The tricky part was getting the visa for Moses, as he does not yet have his American citizenship. The UK visa went off without a hitch, though it took a while. The visa for Spain was more complicated, and to make a long story short: we didn’t have his visa yet on the morning of our departure. But, God is faithful, and many people were praying, and he got his visa hours before our departure!
We first went to the UK, and we stayed with a lovely couple, whom we had met in Musanze, near Oxford, and then we went to London, where we met up with a nice friend whom we knew from her visits to Rwanda. Here are some photos:
From the UK, we took Easy Jet to Spain, where we had a delightful 4 days with Sara-we went swimming, biking, ate paella and tapas. Lydia even almost got pickpocketed, from her backpack, but I saw the thief, screamed (Caleb says it was more like a battle cry) and the woman slunk away, without taking anything. We were thankful that was the only bad incident.
From Spain, we met up with Hannah and Caleb Jr, who were on midterm from RVA and we had a delightful long weekend in Nairobi with the 4 of them.
So, although we found that traveling can be a little tiring…
It is also good for us as a family to have these special times and memories together!