We arrived in Australia this morning a little after 9:00 a.m. People will find this hard to believe, but our trip was pretty much as planned and uneventful. For those of you who are disappointed,we will look for the absurd and ridiculous on our return trip. The most we can come up with at this point is a mechanical delay to change out an air filter on the filtration system, but there’s still time.
After we got all of our luggage we went to Robert and Lisa’s house to get settled and have some lunch. On the way Robert explained there have been some adjustments in our trip plans in the Solomon Islands but our overall goals remain the same.
Lisa has laser surgery for the kidney stone on July 13. She is at home taking antibiotics to get her white blood cell count lowered enough for them to proceed. The kidney stone is six centimeters in diameter. We are praying for a full and quick recovery.
Robert received a call this afternoon telling him the boat we are planning to take to Malaita from Guadalcanal is broken down and they are working to get it repaired. There is a good possibility that we will have to take a different boat adding two more hours to what was supposed to be a four hour boat ride going one way. Please pray they will get the boat fully repaired within a couple of days.
The time difference between Florida and Melbourne is 14 hours. We stayed up all day long and hope to get a full night’s sleep tonight and be fresh and ready to go tomorrow. We will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Melbourne.