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Monday, July 27th, 2015

We made it safely to Houston. Back at the church, Pastor Chris had brought some leftover sparklers to play with (since we were there at 1am, why not, right?). I took this picture using a long exposure, hoping to capture “MCCC!” Didn’t come out too bad considering it was 1am and we had very little practice getting it together.

MCCC! sparklers

In Exton, we boarded a very nice, big, comfortable bus. Fortunately, we were smart enough to confirm our destination with the bus driver. He thought we were going to Baltimore and not Newark!! Other than that, the bus ride was uneventful, as was the flight to Houston. We had a rather long layover, so we got to have a nice, expensive breakfast at Ruby’s Diner. Of course, after we ate, our friend Nivea gave us the valuable advice of going to the last terminal and looking at food options there. She paid under $4 for a coffee and a breakfast ¬†sandwich. I paid over $15 a person. Oh well. Now I know.


Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Tonight, my ten-year-old daughter, Domino, and I, along with 22 other people, will be going on an adventure to Guatemala. It was a few short months ago that my church, Marsh Creek Community Church, decided to put together a global missions trip to help orphans there. When I heard about the opportunity, I thought it would be an amazing opportunity for Domino and I to go. We live in a beautiful area, and are very blessed. It is so easy to forget how blessed we are. We take for granted things like TV, Wii, iPad and iPhones. Even if we do stop to appreciate those things, I’m positive we don’t stop to thank God that we have a virtually unlimited amount of drinking water, and the fact that we can take long, hot showers every day. A long time ago, Domino shared with me that she wanted to do things for orphans. I have no idea why. We don’t talk about them. And I don’t think she had seen Annie. Maybe some other show gave her the idea. She would bring it up every once in a while, often out of the blue. That’s why I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for her. We are going with an organization called ORI (Orphan Resources International). We need to meet at the chuch at 1am so we can get to Newark airport tomorrow morning for our first flight. I still have packing to do, so I better finish that up.