Tuesday, June 12, 2007

courtney flies out of portland

Well, my mom and I just dropped Courtney off at the airport. Their team seemed excited and rarin' to go as they arrived at PDX three hours before their flight was to take off. She was calm on the outside, but her nerves showed a little as she shared her Starbucks Toffee Nut Latte with the airport carpet! With a complementary replacement we were on our way. After that, the check-in went incredibly smoothly and the whole group from George Fox University was processed in a matter of minutes. The last I saw Courtney, she and her team were heading off in all directions to eat lunch before reconnecting at the gate. The buildup is starting to get to her and she is really anxious to just get going! Finally, her dream of visiting India, the country that has intrigued her since childhood, will become reality. She knows it will be difficult to experience the level of poverty that they will encounter, but is really approaching the trip with expectancy. I see online that their flight took off 17 minutes late, but will arrive on time in Frankfurt, Germany at 8:08am local time. Have a safe trip!

1 comment:

Obasi Ministry said...

Does Grandma Elna know her picture is on the blog?? Tell her she looks really cute.

Courtney we are praying for you. I have had a friend go to India before and he was really touched by the poverty there. You will never be the same. Be safe and take advantage of every opportunity to do something new and see God from others eyes.

Cousin Brenda

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the latest on the sells

As of May 27, 2009...

Wow, it's been almost a year since we've updated this. Our family had a wonderful experience traveling to Uganda two summers ago, which prompted us to keep a journal on this blog. You can read our daily journal from our month long trip

This year brings new adventures. Our eldest daughter, Courtney, after graduating from George Fox University with honors, left for her third trip to India to spend nearly a YEAR to work at Happy Home for the Handicapped in Shimoga, India. You can read about her first trip to India and the impact it had on her life here. She'll also give us new updates from her current trip on this site (here). As of this writing, she is just starting to settle in and is very excited to be there. She has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Meanwhile, Hillary spent all of last year
touring the western U.S. with Matsiko, the choir of children we grew to love as our own in Uganda. She journalled about her experiences in Uganda if you'd like to see what that was like. At some point during this tour, she felt led to join the U.S. Army. Quite a big decision, and one she didn't take lightly. After moving through Basic Training with flying colors, she is now at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio training to become a combat medic. It's a very intense training, but we're sure she'll do well. Our whole family was able to travel to South Carolina to watch her graduate from Basic Training. What an awe inspiring experience!

Leslie is having a great year of teaching 5th graders. She's also in a Master's program, which takes a good chunk of her time. She's still finds time to read a TON of books. Literally, a ton!

Curt was overwhelmed by his experience as a first time overseas traveler and kept up his journal here (you can also read his random posts on everyday life here). The busyness of life and keeping track of his traveling kids has slowed down his writing, but he hopes to begin writing on a regular basis again soon.