Well, it's the beginning of a long day of travel. Sara and i are getting ready to catch a flight to JFK where we will meet with a group of pastors from all over the country with a tour group called Jerusalem Tours International (which is weird since we aren't going to Jerusalem, oh well) and then fly to Athens (not Georgia, Greece). It is a ten hour flight, so we will leave around 3:00 p.m. (central) today and get there around 1:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. Tuesday in Greece). My biggest issue is figuring out how not to wear the cheesy tour group name tag without being a jerk about it:-)
We will spend the next eight days with Bob and Sandi Knapp (they are going with) checking out the possibility of guiding some from out congregation on a "footsteps" of Paul tour in the future. I'm really looking forward to standing in Athens, Corinth, Philippi, and Thessalonica and some of the places where the church started in the first century. There is something that makes you feel like a very small part of something incredibly large when you visit these places. What were these Christians thinking? What lives did they live? What sins they struggle with? What songs of praise did they sing? Well, over the next week I'm going to try and keep a daily blog for you guys (both of you) to follow along in the journey - both geographic and personal as I tour these places you can read about in Acts 16 and following!
See you on the other side.