D=Day – part deux -March 24

By Diane**

We had an easy drive to SFO. A little stress at finding the right terminal, but with the help of Janette’s Fiji friends, we had the cars unloaded in no time (twice). We found an efficient check-in agent who sent our 13 bags of gifts on their way (at no charge) and went through security without a hitch. Other than the cramped quarters and inability to sleep for most of us, both flights went smoothly.They even served us a meal (unexpectedly) on our leg from Newark to Haiti.

First Leg of the Journey

By Diane,
It’s now 9 pm and we in the San Francisco Airport waiting to board our flight that leaves at 10:15. This is a welcome relax after the hectic time of preparation and the drive. The service at Memorial and Grace were both very moving. After a Pizza lunch at the Williams, we began our drive to San Francisco. Here at the airport, we met the Fijians who will to drive our cars back to Mountain View for safe parking. Next, on to Newark, NJ. More later…..


Taken just before departure from Grace UMC, Fresno, at 2:20, March 24.
The Haiti Team:

Dedication Service

Dedication of the Haiti Team at Memorial’s Palm Sunday Service

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By Diane

Sorry I missed sending a post on T-1 day. Too many other details to think about. Still a few running around in my mind this morning. Now it is our Departure Day and our Double Dedication Day.
Yesterday, we loaded two of our vans with 13 bags of gifts for the Haiti mission. Plus many of us have gift items in our carry-ons, saving us from having to pay $25 for the 14th checked bag we would be allowed with 14 travelers. We hope none of the bags exceed the allowable size. We worked hard to achieve that.
Today, we and our mission will be dedicated at the 10 a.m. service at Memorial and at the 11 a.m. service at Sierra Grace. We will all gather at the William’s house for lunch before our departure to San Francisco to board our flight to Newark — then on to Haiti tomorrow!
We will continue to post to this blog when any form of communication allows us to do it. Please pray for all of us and for a successful mission.