Sunday, February 8, 2009

Preparations and Prayer

Uzbekistan here we come....

Torri and I leave this Friday - February 13th. Our flight leaves Portland at 3:50pm. And FINALLY arriving in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Monday morning - February 16th at 2:30am. We have plenty to do before then and would love to ask for specific prayers as we get ready.

1) Pray that we might be able to get through this week as stress-free as possible. Get everything done and feel ready to leave on Friday

2) Pray for our traveling safety and energy. We have 42 hours of travel - including a 9 hour layover in Amsterdam and a 16 hour layover in Istanbul. We are a little nervous about all this downtime in airports, especially in the middle of the night.

3) Pray for teaching time/preparations. All our material is in and being translated. Pray that the material would be clear, helpful and that we might be able to communicate it to the caregivers/staff.

4) Pray for our time with the kids at the orphanage - that we would be able to pull all our knowledge and help them!

I know we will have more specifics as we get there, but it's a basic start. Thank you all for your support and we will try to keep you posted on our trip!



  1. Stephanie and Torri - I am so proud of you both and you take a huge step of faith. May the Lord guide and direct you each moment, each day and each activity. I will be praying constantly.

  2. Steph and Tori
    thanks for setting up the blog it will be fun reading and seeing your adventures.

    Dad (Pat)

  3. I am really excited to hear about your adventures. I hope you have a great time.

  4. Steph & Tori, I'm following your trip and traveling with you via your blog. Amsterdam looked lovely. I hope it was as warm and charming as it looked in your photo. Hopefully, you were able to find some sort of comfort arrangements in the Istanbul Airport at the 1st class lounge or a day-room at the nearby hotel. Love.. and Prayers Aunt Karen.

  5. oops... choc_brittany is my alter ego... it's really me, Aunt Karen.