We did NOT have to wait until we got to Iceland for the adventure to start. Just the plane ride and landing in New York would be a roller coaster creator’s new idea for a new thriller ride.
On the 3rd attempt to land, we had one losing his lunch, one just about to lose it, 6 guys sweating, our 1 girl saying something like, “I guess I’m just not that used to flying is this bad?” LOL! Then I personally had a death grip on my arm rest while I’m praying for mercy AND grace. Miss Smith and I trying to look as calm as possible knowing we had better have a seasoned pilot or … we’re heading to Detroit! Ummmm … opposite way!
Our pilot was AMAZING! We spoke to him after we landed and thanked and praised him. We told him, “We want to request you on every flight!” Later we were told it was a cyclone blowing through. We believe it!
Then our 8 hour layover turned into 11.5 because of weather, however our pilot that was coming from Atlanta finally made it to JFK in New York and we were on our way at 1:00am today. While we had plenty of time on our layover, at different times, different ones of us would get up and take a prayer walk, up and back a few gates, praying for those that had emergency situations, those that needed to get to or back to loved ones, or those that were just tired and afraid.
Our flight to Iceland wasn’t a full flight (can someone say, “Thank ya Jesus) for real! Most of us slept, Abigail got beautiful pictures of Greenland.
We saw many interesting sites today from the Airport to Reykjavik. Our driver/guide is a woman named Ellie. She is so sweet. Every time we got out of the coach bus we woke up from the brisk air.
We are settled in to our hotel …. we’ve had dinner and quick debrief … now it’s chillin’ and games in the game room. We’re trying to stay up til 10:00ish … The SKIES ARE CLEAR – PRAY FOR US TO SEE THE AURORA BOREALIS!
Our guide saw it last night, so our chances pretty good. We’ve prayed, we’ll see what God has in store. Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
- The ‘White House’ in Hodfi where the Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, on 11–12 October 1986
- The Whale Ship Sculptre
- The Harpa – the most beautiful, unusual glass covered community centre
- The Perlan Museum
- Hallgrímskirkja – the largest Lutheran church and among the tallest sculptures in Iceland
Tomorrow we go to church and hear Pastor Gunnar and worship with our Icelandic brothers and sisters. We’re really excited about that. Later tomorrow evening he is going to come to the hotel and share with us about their church plant and how we can pray for them.
We get to sleep in tomorrow morning… I’m looking forward to that.
God is good – his creation is astounding! Thank you for your prayers and continue to pray for us.
Waiting to see the Heavens declare His majesty!