While most of the world has only recently started paying attention to hurricane Florence, we in South Carolina began watching last week. The season has been unusually quiet,
but this storm, making a beeline across the Atlantic, seemed trouble from the start. As this week began it started to look like a race between us and Florence for who would get to Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC, first.
Yesterday, with forecasts calling a dead heat for our Friday afternoon departure, I decided
to call Delta and beg for an early flight. They were most helpful and bumped us forward 24 hours with no fees and no pain!
We frantically began what was previously a pretty relaxed packing process and soon the house looked like a ‘hurry-cane’ had ripped through. I rushed to work this morning to do in a few hours what I had previously planned a whole day for. By the time I got back to the house to load the truck, everything was clean, calm and in order.
Now, sitting at the terminal waiting to board, we are totally excited, particularly as we text and MeWe messages from other team members enroute or already in Jerusalem.
I have dreamt of the next 20 days for more than three years and suddenly, they are a reality. Our team of 50+ hail from Australia, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands and the US. We span the ages from 13 to 79 and multiple ethnicities. We share a love for Israel, and though we are non-Jews, we all keep the Feasts, Shabbat and eat clean.
Team members have been communicating for months via a MeWe group and have developed friendships that will be realised and enjoyed in the coming weeks.
Join us on this journey as we blog and post pics of the unfolding adventure of service and celebration while we build relationships with our brother Judah.