Saying Goodbye-The Day of Our Flight

So this last Thursday, the 26th of February 2015 was our last official day in the United States. On our last day, Chie and I felt truly blessed to be surrounded by our family as they took us to Chicago to send us off. It was hard for us to say, goodbye as we don’t know when we are going to see them next. While, it was difficult to say goodbye to our family, best friends and our church, no goodbye was more difficult than saying goodbye to our Grandparents. This last year my Grandfather turned 90. The reality that we will never see them again on this earth is definitely a possibility. In those moments, isn’t comforting to know the reality of heaven? For those who have put their faith in Christ for salvation and turn from their sin, heaven is our final home where we will be reunited with all those believers we have had to say goodbye to. Possibility we will see our Grandparents here one last time, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. 


The day of our flight could not have gone any better. After saying goodbye to my sister and parents, the time of weighting our bags came. To our surprise and excitement, no fee’s were needed to be paid to the airlines. At $200 extra per bag, we were very thankful no more moving costs were required. What a relief! In addition, when the airline learned we had no return ticket, they were ok with that, both in the U.S. and later in the Philippines. As it turns out (Only God) the Asiana Airlines personal printing our tickets, had to talk to someone for approval to have no return ticket and it just so happened (also Only God), she was a Filipina. So everything was set for our flight out.

Throughout going through both the Chicago and Incheon airport in Korea, the kid’s did very well and seemed to enjoy the flight, with the exception of Caleb getting upset thinking we were in the Philippines, when we actually landed in Korea. LOL! In addition, all of our bags arrived on time. During our trip I (Tim) was reminded of God’s faithfulness in giving us a desire to bring the Gospel to the Philippines. I pondered how God called us and changed our hearts in putting us in line with His will. 


We are now just answering His call and willing to be used. And although we feel inadequate at times, I am reminded of the verse that tells us in 1 Corinthians 1:27, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. "Lord let us be used for Your glory and for Your purposes, for You can use anyone who will choose to let you use them. In the words of Isaiah "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then said I, Here am I. Send me!“-Isaiah 6:8


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