Finally Here!

Group Picture at Hong Kong Heritage Discovery CentreAfter forty hours of traveling, we have arrived at our destination in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia! Our journey began at 2:30 pm on Saturday when we left from Waco, Texas, for the DFW Airport. After a quick three-hour flight to Los Angeles, we hung out at the airport during our four hour layover. At 1:30 am local time on Sunday “morning” (3:30 am in Texas), we finally got on the plane for Hong Kong. This marathon flight was fourteen hours long! Many of us slept for a long time on the plane, watched plenty of movies on the inflight entertainment system and were served both dinner and breakfast during the flight. Because we crossed the international dateline, we arrived in Hong Kong at 7:00 am local time on Monday morning. We had an extended layover, so we took the opportunity to leave the airport and tour Hong Kong. We walked around the streets of Central Hong Kong and took a ferry to Kowloon, another district of the city. We had an authentic Asian lunch at a small shop before touring Kowloon Park and the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. Afterward, we took the train back to the Hong Kong airport, where we embarked on our final two hour flight to Kota Kinabalu (KK). In KK, we were met by our wonderful hosts from Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) who immediately took us to dinner at a local restaurant. We ate dinner with several students from the Seminary Chorale and had a wonderful exchange of stories and songs. Following dinner we were taken to our rooms at the seminary where we gratefully collapsed after our long journey. Today (Tuesday) we have a rehearsal with the STS Chorale for our joint concert this evening. Both choirs will sing several songs on their own and then we will combine to sing some pieces together. Early tomorrow morning (6:00 am!) we will embark for “the interior,” a village in the jungle where we will be presenting several workshops on Thursday. Please pray for our concert tonight and all the people who will be in attendance as well as safe travels on our journey tomorrow. It has been amazing to see what God has done already through our traveling and our amazing hosts and we look forward to the great things in store for the rest of the trip.

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One comment on “Finally Here!

  1. Debbie Sullivan says:

    So happy to read this entry today! I am glad that you have arrived safely! It is great to read about all the exciting plans–the singing and sharing of your music is especially interesting to me. I hope things continue to go smoothly and that everyone stays safe and healthy. Can’t wait to read more! Praying for you! —–Abby’s Mom

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