Sunday, July 6, 2008

"Houston...we have a problem!"

Actually, we don't. It's just the only thing halfway creative that I could think of other than. "they have cheese," and that is an inside joke. Many thanks go out to the Day, Martinez, Smith, and Solcher families for transporting us to Houston. The trip was right on time so far and no major hiccups. We did arrive at terminal C where the internet said we were supposed to be only to be told by a "friendly" customer service agent that we needed to go to terminal E for group check-in. After wandering from terminal to terminal we made our way to terminal E and check-in went smooth. I have never been through security quicker than I have today. There was no wait whatsoever...go Holy Spirit!!!

We are now here in plenty of time for our flight to LA. The teens are in good spirits and so are the adults. We will depart from here at 6:15PM and will head to LA. Hopefully I will post more there. I must admit it is somewhat of an addiction to post as much as I can on here so as to one day read it all again. I will try to get some more information from the teens soon! Until then, please keep us in your prayers. Here is a quick pic for you from check-in:


dHtnsaUIzPq4v.tghlH4BCPWcOiC02Y- said...

Marta and I lit candles for you during our time of adoration. Please remember that while you are sleeping, we are thinking about and praying for you all :-).

Much love!


Anita said...

After ya'll left yesterday, I watched the WYD 08 promo video on the web and I'm so excited and humbled to be a very small part in the work that God is doing through our STA pilgrims. Praise God for smooth journey thus far. Things are fairly quiet in the church office, despite the fact that it is Monday and we are in the throes of VBS this morning (eat your heart out, Tom!). Thanks so much for the pic!

Wishing you all a very blessed and restful "Tuesday",


Rebecca Jares said...

Hope you all were able to get some sleep on the flight! We are praying for you. I am sure you will have an amazing journey and faith experience! I look forward to possibly working your return flight to Houston! Thank you for all your work on the blog. This is wonderful!

Anita Kapchinski said...

Tom - Order placed w/short wait on lg. item, balance shipping tomorrow.

ZeldaWisdom said...

You are all in our thoughts are prayers. Hope the plane ride was smooth! Confidential to KD: Miss you and hope you're having fun!
God Bless,

Anita Kapchinski said...

Qantas Airways website info:

Brisbane International on Tuesday, 08 July 2008 for Flight QF176
Flight No. From Scheduled Arrival Actual / Estimated Arrival Status Codeshares
QF176 Los Angeles 06:05 06:19 Landed

Ralph and Paula Day said...

I looked at the clock at 4:00pm our time Monday and said a prayer for your safe landing and travel. We are blessed to be a small part of your journey. We are praying for your spiritual growth.

Love and prayers to y"all!!

Ralph and Paula Day

aggiemando07 said...

ALICIA! We're at work and wanted to check in on you guys and see how things were going. It looks like things are going well so far. Nothing here is too exciting. Erin's day isn't going so well. She hopes you're doing better than her. I asked Paula if she wanted to say anything to you and she goes, "Hi. I dunno. I don't know what kind of language they use there in Aussie land." That should suffice. On a more serious note, we're very proud of you and hope this trip is everything you hoped it would be. Keep us posted and take lots of pictures!

--Paula, Erin, and Carl.

aggiemando07 said...

Alicia. I am being chastized for not saying that we missed you and that our prayers are with y'all. I apologize. We miss you and our prayers are with y'all. Come back to us safely.

Paula said...

I was so excited to hear that you all are doing well and had a safe flight. I pray the weather is nice for your journey and that the nights are not too cold. Keep us all in your prayers back home, as you are all in ours. To Jodi: love you and miss you ...Hope to see pictures soon.
Paula Simmons

Ralph and Paula Day said...

Hello Followers of Christ!!
Thanks for the prayers that you must have said for the beautiful rain that we had today!! God is an awesome God!

We hope you are not too weary!! and that your fearless leaders have had some good rest. Hope you have settled in and that you are enjoying some cool weather. They are predicting 100 here later this week.

The Day Family

Ralph and Paula Day said...

Put your woolies on tonight. The weather channel said that it will be 40 degrees at 3:00AM!!

To Kevin Day: Ruby and Violet are sleeping in your bed!!

Mom and Dad

Martinez Family said...

Thought of you all this evening as you are at the Australia Zoo. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Therese: Hope you are having fun "down under" :] It is too quiet without you!

Anita Kapchinski said...

Fr. Michael phoned yesterday evening 5:15pm CST (8:15am Wed. Brisbane) to report that although the trip was very long, everyone tolerated it very well and they arrived safely in Brisbane to "pelting" rain. After sleeping for much of the flight, they took in the sights and rode the ferry before returning to the hotel at 6:30pm and were asleep by 7:30pm (exhausted). After a full night's rest, they were enjoying beautiful weather (50 degrees) as they traveled to the zoo. Tom will post some "great pics" and news soon. Father M's quote of the day: "The kids are very happy and are doing great . . . these kids are amazing, but you guys already know that!".

*Our apologies for any frustration you may have experienced yesterday with our server being down for most of the day.

Rebecca said...

It was wonderful to read how you all are doing, and to know that it is going well. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

Thomas - we're so proud of you that you can hang on a light pole in two hemispheres! We miss you, but know you're having a wonderful time. Please continue to pray for all of us, as we pray for all of you.

Love from the CS Phinneys