Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Though I don’t have internet access right now, I am writing this blog while sitting on the top bunk of a sleeper car on a train bound for Krakow, Poland and will post it as soon as I can.  It’s 10:30pm on Monday, September, 17 and we are all about to go to sleep.  We should arrive in the morning.  It’s been a long day of travel from Szczecin to Swinoujscie.  Swinoujscie is a coastal town on the Baltic Sea.  Today we visited the Baptist church in that town and also visited a light house.  Apparently it’s the tallest light house in all of Europe.  They say that ships can see it for more than 30 nautical miles.  We actually received certificates for climbing the 300 steps to the top.  Only Ashley, Dan, Carol, Tony, and I attempted it.  I thought I was going to have a heart attack! 

This evening we went to a 9th floor flat (apartment) in a former Russian housing complex for a prayer meeting with people from the local Baptist church.  It was wonderful.  We packed about 20 or so in a small living room and shared testimonies and prayed, and I mean prayed, for a few hours. 

We then caught the ferry over to the train station where we boarded the 9:42pm train to Krakow.  This train ride is something to experience.  I love it.  This is my first real train ride and it feels like something out of a James Bond 007 movie.  It’s almost like we’ve stepped back in time 40-50 years on this old quaint train.  We have literally traveled by just about every means imaginable this week – by plane, mini bus, van, car, taxi, train, ferry, and of course mostly by using our feet.  Keep praying for us.

3 Comments on “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

  1. It sounds like you are really getting a taster of German and Polish culture. Remember Gustaw says everything is within walking distance. I am sure he has made sure you got your exercise before your long trip home on Friday. We are continuing to pray for all of you. I know God has bless you all and everyone you have come in contact with. It is such an humbling experience and gives you a greater appreciation of refrigeration, bathrooms, toliet paper, water, telephone and just about everything else we Americans have and think we need more.

    I wanted to let you know that Crystal Williams Hodge had her baby on Saturday, September 15. His name is Adrian Gregory, he weighed 7lb 15 oz. Janice said everything went well for her and both are doing good.

    God bless you all! Can’t wait until you get home and share more with us.

  2. Good job climbing the steps!!! I should have gotten a certificate at Ridgecrest. Oh yeah, I guess you had to make it all the way to get one!!! Bobby asks me everyday, “what have Nathan and Ashley been doing?” You are in our prayers as you soon get ready to make that long plane ride home. Wish we could be there to meet you but you know how Friday nights are in the “big cities” of HS and Lanc. Have a great rest of the week!!!!! Love you both!!!!

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