Saturday, September 20, 2008

First Impressions

The plane ride went really well, shockingly enough. I slept great (with a little help from Tylenol PM), and the food wasn't horrible (but it was worse than Cathcart). We landed in Stockholm at about 11am here, which would be 5am where you guys are. We rented a car and drove to Vetlanda, which is about four hours south. I got to shower at the hotel room my mom and Denis have, so it was good to be able to get clean before I met 50 of my peers.

And now, here I am at Holsby Brunn Bible School, just finished playing a game of Apples to Apples while getting to know some people. They seem pretty cool. I met two guys from England, one from Austria, one guy and three girls from Canada, a girl from California, and I don't remember where the others are from. Everyone's accents are neat.

It's about 10:49pm here, 4:49pm there. I have no idea what the schedule is because I got here late (big surprise), but everyone else does so maybe I'll catch on.

Expectations for the next three months:
-To be pulled way out of my comfort zone
-To fully experience God
-To be open to what God wants me to experience
-To make a ton of friends
-To not be overcome with distractions
-To learn to trust God more

So far, that's all I can come up with, but maybe I'll add more later.

peace, love, and halfway around the world.


Loren Fay. said...

EEEEEEE <3 British people. WOOT. thats my kinda clan haha. this is seriously such a brilliant chance for all thsoe things u listed. mostly leanring more about God & getting out of ur comfort zone. those were the two i was trying to say before. it already sounds like u are havin fun!! are u going to be blogging every day?! LOL <3 this will be nice, for me to have some elses blog to read every day besides mine lol.. haha, loser, i know i know. miss u already! i am going to see jonathan tomorrow morning before the funeral. i will tell him how u are doing :)

Beth said...

Praying for you girly. Get a good nights sleep and enjoy tomorrow.

Pat said...

So all these years of wanting to do this and planning and saving and thinking about what it will be like and now it's finally here.
You will learn so much about yourself and about the Lord through this experience. I can't wait to read all about your experiences there.
I'll be praying for you just like I did your bro when he was in Sweden. Please let us know what things we can be praying for so we can be praying specifically for you.
Love you sweetie.