Tonight was our Russia team's "Packing Party" (for the Germany portion of the team). At this packing party, everyone brings their bag that they want to check in, and then an additional bag to pack our supplies that we'll take with us for the VBS program we'll do. Well, that's what TYPICALLY happens, anyway!
For us, it was different. Being that we're traveling from Germany to Russia, it's considered a "domestic" flight so we only get one bag (and only weighing 44 pounds), and no 2nd bag. We can't just pay a small fee (approximately $70 to ship a 2nd bag). Instead, with our airline, they charge 10 euro per kilogram over weight....which means for another 44 pounds bag, we would have to pay $300. Needless to say, that's not happening. I figure we can use that money to BUY the items in Russia, rather than pay to ship them.
So, that left us in a dilemma. I had 100 pounds of stuff in my living room waiting to go to Russia, and only about 80 pounds of space for those 100 pounds. Each of us packed minimally for our own personal clothing, to leave as much room as possible in our bags for the supplies. Well, in the end....God took care of it. We managed to get everything in those bags, except fo 2 bags of animal crackers! I truly love how God's math is always perfect, even when mine is not!
Is it possible to praise God TOO much?!?!? I THINK NOT!!!
Thank you, Lord for startin our trip off with a miracle....I can't wait to see what's in store for us!