OFC team members had a day full of excitement, anticipation, and travel. Overall our travel time was around 14 hours, and needless to say, we were all very tired. We flew from Atlanta to Paris which was about a 7 hour flight and then had a slight delay and finished our flight to Germany. When we arrived in Frankfurt, Germany we caught our bus and traveled to our hotel. We were so excited that the bus seats were comfortable, because many of us didn’t sleep well, or sleep at all, on the plane, so, we caught a nap on the way to the hotel.
The ride from the airport to the hotel was marvelous. Every few miles was a small, quaint village surrounded by mountains. Tutor style homes stood side by side with an old, gothic style cathedral in each town. Outside of city limits were fields of yellow wild flowers, vineyards, and windmills, giving us a sense of the culture and customs of the German people. We traveled in awe, anticipating what Germany has for us.
After we ate supper at the hotel, we discussed logistics for the following day and commenced with a time of devotion in John 1, song, and prayer. Our chaplain, Ken Dill, encouraged us and affirmed us in the truth that darkness cannot overcome light and our mission was to bring the light of Jesus Christ and to allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate the hearts of our soldiers with the truth He has already worked in their hearts. Nothing can stop us. God the Father has gone before us, He is with us, and will never leave us or forsake us!