Abbott’s Arrived Safely!
Posted by Rick on July 27, 2008
Here is an email from Brian and Melissa Abbott:
Thanks to all of you who prayed for our trip. Your prayers were definitely felt over our 34 hours in transit. From being given food vouchers for a missed flight, to locating all our gates even in Russia with no English, to remaining healthy and safe, to getting through customs and immigration under an hour, we thank the Lord for bringing us to this point!
Currently, we are safe and sound at the NTM Guest House in Jakarta, trying to acclimate to the weather and 12-hour time difference.
Andrew did really well on the flights and layovers. Except for a few late departures and a missed flight in Singapore,. our flights were pleasant and uneventful. We lost a small bag with all Bryan’s clothes and spare diapers for the week, but it was delivered to the guest house in the middle of the night. Praise the Lord! By the time I realized we were missing Andrew’s diapers for the rest of the week, the bag had already been delivered. The Lord definitely had things under control and Singapore Airlines did take really good care of us, even with flight attendants to play with Andrew.
We spend a few days here in Jakarta, doing some paperwork and shopping, then we take a flight to Palu, get our VISAs stamped, and then fly to our temporary home in Salatiga for language study. We will probably be in Salatiga a little over a year, which will be the longest we have ever lived anywhere as a family, so we’re excited!
We’d love to have hear from you as we have internet here at the Guest House, but it may take us a couple weeks to get things set up in Salatiga, so don’t worry if you don’t get a reply during that time. We have Skype, so feel free to contact us, my username is FlyingAMT. We are 12 hours ahead, so 8 pm your time is 8 am the next day for us.
We are excited to be here, but it is still a bit unreal. Once we get settled in our new house in Salatiga, life should start to seem normal again. We’ll try to give more cultural insights and pictures over the next few days/weeks, so stay tuned.
Thanks again for your prayers and support,
Bryan, Melissa and Andrew