Day 1: Bye bye Florida, Hello Africa

 

Well the day started at 2 am and anyone who knows me would not be surprised that at the airport they told me my suitcase was 17 pounds overweight. Ha well guess that’s what I get for not being able to live without peanut butter and my vegan chocolate shakes and therefore packing a three month supply, but in the suitcase they stayed with no regrets! 😉

As I sit here 11 hours into the flight, 39,000 feet in the air, the flight map lights up on someone’s tv screen farther down the  aisle. It catches my attention and all of the sudden it hit me, seeing the image of the plane and its path on the live map as we sat hovering over the ocean between two continents, just how far from home I was and how further still I was going. The numbers on the screen glared “12,000 miles traveled ” and I thought to myself “what are you doing?!” This girl who has a slight fear of flying, signing up for 24 straight hours of being in this hunk of metal in the sky. I mean I know the logistics of what I’ll be doing, I’ll be working at a baby orphanage. But I don’t know what my daily life will entail, what the town will look like, and 15,000 miles is a long long way from home and 3 months is a long time. For a second there I felt a little overwhelmed I won’t lie to you, But then the answer came to me. “You’re going with God”. So no matter what my destination If that’s what I’m doing I know He’ll lead me to some pretty amazing stuff. This is my adventure, what I’ve always wanted to do, and 4 plane rides later there are a lot of babies to hold and love on. I’m stoked and I’ll let you know how it goes!

 

Stay irie  and much love,

Bri

Update: Made it safely to Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania and will be staying there with a friend from college (Go Canes!), Irene, for 5 days before heading on to Usa River Valley. I already feel right at home!

P.s. If you followed my India blog I don’t think I’ll be posting as often on this Tanzania blog.

P.p.s. Thank you for everyone who’s praying for me! I really know I’m blanketed in prayers and there’s no better feeling.

 

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