Melissa begins her mission trip to Kigoma, TZ

Last night, Friday night (6/20th) Kevin and I drove Melissa up to LAX so she could catch her British Airways flight to begin her mission trip. She flew from LAX to London Heathrow and there she changed planes and took another British Airways flight to Dar Es Salaam, TZ. She’s on that flight in the air right now as I type. She will land in Dar Es Salaam at 7:00 a.m. their time and then will catch another small plane (Precision Air) to get to Kigoma. I’m not sure how long that flight will be.

What an adventure so far! She has been preparing for months for this trip and she had everything that she needs (we think) but 15 minutes into our drive to LAX she realized that she’d left her glasses in her car…at home… So we debated whether to turn around and get them or not. We were in the middle of Camp Pendleton with only one exit to turn around possible before we were completely stuck. So, we turned around. We all decided it was important for her to be able to see while she is in Africa. Now the race was on because we had already left a little later than we would have liked to.

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About Moqqi

I was born in the Midwest but I have actually lived more of my life on the West Coast. I am looking forward to that day when I once again am living in the Midwest. Hopefully that will mean that I am retired and getting to live life at a bit of a slower pace! I've been married to the same guy for 36 years! We met when he was working for a semi-pro hockey team and I was selling tickets to the games. He also played hockey at an amateur and college level and I think I fell instantly in love when we went ice skating together and he saved me from crashing when someone behind me fell (I was skating backwards, he was skating forward, so we were facing each other.) and he reached out with his big, strong arms and grabbed both of my upper arms and just stopped me dead in my tracks to make sure I didn't fall over the person. My Hercules! I have two children, a son and a daughter. My son is an Registered Nurse and works in an ICU. He is married to a wonderful girl that I couldn't have hand picked better. They have produced the absolute, most cute and adorable Grandchildren that anyone could ask for! My daughter is now a Fifth Grade teacher. She has a joy and passion for teaching and loving her students that is not seen in many teachers these days. She truly found her calling. I have this blog because I thought it would be nice to have a place that I could share what is going on in our lives and I also just love to tell stories. I'm not a writer per se, but I do love a good story. Even if it's just a short little quip!
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