Update from Abbotts
Posted by Rick on June 7, 2010
We received the following email from Bryan Abbott today:
We are back in Palu! After leaving Wagoner at 7am Wednesday morning we arrived at our front door in Palu at 10 pm Friday, Palu time. God intervened for us in amazing ways at the start of our trip as we had a nice ticket agent that did not even mention charging us for a couple of bags that we knew were overweight, even thought he was very strict with a couple right in front of us in line.
The remainder of the trip was a little bumpy, but praise the Lord, we have made it home! Mikayla began showing signs of strep throat on our longest flight from Miniapolis to Tokyo, but Melissa came prepared with antibiotics!
We had some trouble in Singapore with our tickets being dated incorrectly for our connecting flight and we missed that flight but were able to get on another flight 3 hours later and arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, with enough time to book a flight and get all our bags checked in. We were not as fortunate with our ticket agent in Jakarta and paid for about 200lbs in overweight bags. (Indonesia airlines only allow one 40lb bag per person, and we had six, 50lb bags! ) We were very tired by the time we got on the plane to Palu and the kids had some panic moments when the kids woke up to find themselves on yet another airplane. However, with the time difference, even though it was 10pm in Palu, the kids were wide awake on Tulsa time of 9am when we arrived at our house in Palu. Melissa and I were ready to collapse, but the kids wanted to go PLAY with their dog!
Thanks for your continued prayers as we continue to adjust and rest in the Lord. Mikayla is doing better health wise, but Andrew is now sick.
More updates will follow soon, but as of now, we still do not have internet at our house so email and skype will be limited for a few days.
We love you all.
Resting in His Hands and thankful to be HOME,