Friday, March 26, 2010

Where am I and what time is it?!

We have made it to Indonesia! Thank You All SO MUCH for your support and prayers in helping us get here. We could not have done it without you! As for now we're working through the transition of moving across the world! This is what we did to give you an example of what it's like...

 -8:00pm leave for L.A.X airport in California.
 -9:00pm arrive at airport and say 'good bye' to family.
 -1:00am fly out!
 -4:00pm arrive in Taipei Taiwan. During this flight Ruth and I receive about 3 to 4 hrs of sleep, not running on 'full' batteries at this point.
 -7:00pm leave for Indonesia!
 12:00am arrive in Country.

That gives you a quick look at our over 24 hrs travel time! But if that's not 'fun' enough here is the good part. Now we've got to tell our bodies that not only does everything look different, smell different, taste different, but now it's also 9 hrs ahead of what you 'think' it is! As of right now we fall asleep at about 7:00pm and wake up bright eyed at 3:00am. Fun stuff eh?! Not really.... That is why the title this this update is "where I am & what time is it". I find myself asking this question constantly!!!

But outside of complaining about travel Ruth and I with the girls are doing super! Ruth and I decided to take a few days 'out' here at the port city that we flew into to help adjust our family to this new environment and time change. So far this idea and time has been much needed and very helpful!

During this time please be praying for us as you think of us.
-Pray that we would continue to be healthy even though we fight exhaustion and are eating foreign foods.
-Pray that we would adjust to this time change and new environment soon.
-Pray for continued smooth travel as we fly and taxi to central Java in a few days.
-Pray that Ruth and I would stay strong in communication and in Love for each other and with our Savior.

Will will write again when we arrive at our new home in central Java.

Thank You & Grace and Peace to you from Indonesia,

Ben, Ruth, Chloe, Gwen & Addie


Julie said...

Dear Ben and Ruth,
I am so glad to hear you have arrived safely in Indonesia. I'll be praying for your adjustment to the time, food, language, smells, and whatever else!

It was wonderful meeting you, Ben, at the Ramsey's. Our little Sunday group will be keeping you all in prayer.

Julie Stockton

Ben & Ruth said...

Thanks! It was great getting to meet you as well. I always feel blessed to meet more of the body of Christ!


Anonymous said...

Okay, this is Mon. afternoon AZ where are you now? How are you doing? Would love to hear...

Love you,