We hugged the Bellas in Philadelphia and hurried off the plane. Pam was crying. We’ll miss them! As we walked into customs I heard a voice over the speakers, “Welcome to America!” It was my time to tear up. I choked out a prayer, “God bless, and save, America.” Although we made good time though customs and walked quickly we missed our connection. We were bumped from two more flights then caught a flight to Charlotte. We were bumped from two flights in Charlotte and then got to Knoxville, TN! All things considered flying standby was good for its economy but required patience for opportunities.
Our friend David Guiger picked us up in Knoxville. It was such a blessing to see him and catch up! We were excited to hear about the home fellowship they have going.
Hugging our oldest daughter, Theresa, was the best! I don’t know what overcame her but the home was beautiful. What a nice place to visit, or live! Click your heels together.” There is no place like home” in beautiful green East Tennessee!
We wanted to make the most of the next day to push through jet-lag. I attended a morning men’s Bible Study to thank them for their prayerS. What a wonderful time of fellowship!
I was able to talk to a few choice friends on the phone. I dropped in on Life Changers Church, a fellowship that has moved from a neighboring community to ours in the past two weeks. I had a delightful short interaction with Pastor Sandra Roach and a few minutes in their anointed prayer meeting before I had to get Theresa’s car back home.
Pam and I sat and prayed in the mostly cloudy back yard and rested. We will miss our walks in Israel but we had a lovely, long walk on the Pigeon River. More prayer as we walked.
We ate dinner, laid low and went to bed early – our first full day back home. We are sticking close to Yeshua (Jesus) to learn what’s next.
Waiting for planes
Hugging on Theresa
Walking by the Pigeon River