Thursday, January 14, 2010

One For the Road

As I'm sitting here typing out my last blog while I'm here in the States, I see that I will be flying out in about 27 hours. And in 29 hours, I'll be in Chicago at O'Hare Airport. And in about 41 hours, I'll be in Munich, Germany, hopefully eating some bratwurst in the airport. And in about 44 hours, I'll be meeting Ovidiu, Danny, and Reuben at the airport in Timisoara. So why am I counting down the hours? Because I realize that gives me 27 precious hours to eat as much Mexican food as humanly possible.

It has started to settle in that this has gone from being something that I've been looking forward to, to "make sure you get your socks in your suitcase because you won't be back until June." I'm starting to realize that this is actually going to be happening, which is both exciting and a little nerve-wracking. Obviously I will miss my friends and family while I'm away, but I'm really looking forward to living in a completely different culture for the next several months that is completely foreign to my own. I'm looking forward to see how people are living out the Christian faith not in big air-conditioned buildings, but in small villages with no running water.

This is going to be an unbelievable experience and an opportunity of a lifetime. I have appreciated your thoughts and prayers as I embark on this journey for the next several months, and even though I'm starting to get a little nervous, I have comfort in knowing that there are people back in Texas (and elsewhere) who will continue pray for me.

So without further blogging, I'm about to go take my Dad on a tour of the new Cowboys Stadium. But first, a pit stop at the nearest Taco Casa.


  1. Alex is an awesome nephew. We are proud of him and wish him well on his trip. But as loving uncle and aunt who are also greedy...we look forward to his safe return this summer.

    Mark and Pam Hyde

  2. praying 91st psalm for you.

  3. Alex. So glad you made it. Can't wait to see the fruits of your labor in June. For those of you from FBC Abilene going this summer, Susani is the primary village we will be working in. Keep up the hard work Alex.

  4. Dude i miss you!!!

  5. Alex. I owe you and Pioneer Drive an apology. I mixed two of my churches together. I'm excited about Pioneer Drive going to Romania this summer and thankful for what you are doing to pave the way for this trip.