I really need to blog more than twice a month, because then there's just too much to process and you don't want to read a 5 page blog.
I told you about my first day in Africa. We spend 3 days total visiting Compassion Projects from slums similar to the one in Slumdog Millionaire (just a different continent) to one 2 hours away in a Masai Village to a pre-sponsorship facility in the Rift Valley for toddlers and young mothers. Seeing the difference in the faces of those who were a part of these projects as opposed to those not involved was astounding. Hope vs. Hopelessness. We ended the trip seeing the beauty and grandeur of Africa by going on Safari! Young Warthogs, Herds of Elephant, Crashes of Rhino, Hungry Hippos, Gazelles of all kinds, Cape Buffalo, Lion Prides, Giraffe Towers...unbelievable. The country and the people are equally exquisite. I'm still trying to process the whole trip in my mind. I experienced so much it's hard to verbalize.
After my return, I took a trip with my family to Pittsburgh to reunite with old and dear friends, we saw a Coldplay concert, attended my home church and ate classic Aliquippa food like Mac's Donuts and Breezy's Pizza. We spent the last night hanging out at Mark and Rachel's eating amazing Ceasar's Pasta and taking turns riding a Quad ('4-wheeler' as they say in the South) and staying up way past bedtimes (for kids and adults) Great times though.
I'm now sitting in the Houston Hobby Airport after a quick visit to K-LOVE and AIR-1 in Sacremento; they let me be a part of their morning shows and played To God Alone: thanks guys. And the same this morning on KSBJ here in Houston. Mayra called into the station and even stopped by to hang out while I was there. She got some airtime! After breakfast with Chris Hauser and Jim Beeler at the Humble Cafe, I came nice & early to the airport and discovered there's a flight leaving for Atlanta right now! I tried to jump on since I have no baggage and want to get home. (7.5 hours of sleep in the last 54)
The gate agent told me, "I can get you on the flight for $50."
I said, "Hmm...But there Are empty seats, right?"
"And I'd be making a seat available on the next flight, right?"
"So someone else could have my seat then..."
What if you picked out something from my table at a concert, then changed your mind before you opened it/wore it and wanted an even trade. I wouldn't charge you a Change Fee. I don't get it.
But...perhaps I don't know the whole story. Anyhow, now I have time to blog.
Hope everyone is doing well.
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