Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pictures of our trip to Central Asia

Me taking a picture of Leigh and Jessica taking pictures. Do we look like tourists or what?

Chuck and Greg looking for a place to sit down and eat. Notice that Chuck has his Alabama shirt on. But what you can't see is Greg's Auburn belt. And of course I have my Troy shirt on as well. Even half way around the world we have to represent our beloved universities. Go Trojans!

Here is the rest of the team posing in a square that is popular among tourists. Among the buildings behind the team is an opera/performing arts house. Jessica was excited to see that!
We are fresh off the plane and getting ready to look for a place to get some good local food. Truth be told, we ate at a place where the food was "outstanding."

Here is part of the gang as we are getting ready to load up and make the 3+ hour drive to the airport. We are excited about leaving, but dreading being cramped on an airplane for 8-9 hours. In total (with driving, security checkpoints, waiting in lines, and flying) it took about 25-26 hours to get from door-to-door. But the temporary discomfort fades as we have our minds on making eternal differences during our trip.

The Beginning of a Blog

Morning! This is Deb. Lee should be out and about in Central Asia. Hopefully, he will post a note this evening about his adventures. Be sure to ask for safety and boldness!

Thanks Deb for getting this up and running for me. We are here and busy learning to navigate about the city. After some rest, food, and catching up from jet lag we will be full speed in no time. We had a great worship experience this morning and are all excited about the work that is before us. Thanks to all our families for making this possible and to all that have supported this trip. No matter how small you may think your contribution may be (no matter what form it comes in), we count it a blessing in our efforts to make a difference for the One that sent us.