Trip to Europe
It’s off again for me to the other side of the world. With my current medical challenges, this is certainly a very big decision to make, but I have made it under the clear guidance of the One Who Knows Best!
On May 10 I, and a friend (who just so happens to have had the same instructions from the One who knows best) will wing our way to Hong Kong, where we will stay for 5 days with my daughter and her family. For me it will be time to recover from the flight and for my friend, a chance to discover the magic of Hong Kong.
May 15 will see us again airborne, this time direct to Israel, on a not-very-cheap flight (but the priority for me is getting there in one piece, so who cares about the money?) I think the One Who Knows Best is also providing a lovely Israeli friend to meet us at the airport, and then we will have a couple of days in Haifa – again for me, recovery time. Then the Israeli adventure begins. I am hoping to discover more about the Galilee and even the Golan Heights area, plus visiting my Israeli friends.
Then we will both attend the Global Prayer Call conference in Jerusalem, staying in the ritzy Dan Hotel on Mt Scopus – a big departure from my usual accommodation, which has always been the cheapest hostel I could find. One has to make accommodations in one’s accommodation when challenged as I am at present.
You’ve guessed it. It was the One Who Knows Best who put it into my heart and mind to attend this conference and remarkably did the same for my friend….. she had been reading a book by the organiser of the conference, finishing the day before I asked her if she would like to come – how amazing, how unlikely is that!!
On May 26 we are airborne again, heading for England where my friend wanted to attend an Ellel Ministries free open day on May 27 – get the timing? This was not planned, or at least, not by us! It just so happens that one of my friend’s good friends lives about 30 minutes from Pierrepont Ellel headquarters where the day will be held.
And the ‘coincidences’ don’t stop there…. I have been offered the opportunity to be interviewed by the London TV network, Revelation TV about my Jane Haining story (or actually anything I want to be interviewed about!). When I approached them, Simon Barrett, who does the Middle East Report, said he was available on June 1, but would be away on holiday after that. The ‘coincidences’ don’t stop there….. My friend’s friend lives only 10 minutes away from the Revelation TV studios.
Are you tired yet of hearing about the One Who Knows Best? Because I haven’t finished! There was another open day which my friend wanted to attend, on June 4 at Ellel Ministries Grange centre close to Lancaster. I wanted to visit my new publisher in UK. It just so happens that the publisher is in a town close to Lancaster.
Our plans from there area bit hazy until the One Who Knows Best shows us more of His amazing ‘coincidences’. But I do hope to travel up to Dunscore in Scotland to see my good friend Pam Mitchell, who is the local guru on all things Jane Haining. Then possibly off to Geneva, Switzerland to do a little bit of praying at the UN headquarters there, as they seem to need it …
I could not visit Europe without popping over to Budapest, so will make sure that is in the itinerary. Along the way I hope to do some more talks about Jane Haining, but again we must wait for the One Who Knows Best to open doors we can’t open ourselves.
I can promise one thing – I will be back in NZ by June 24, probably just before that date. I would really appreciate all the thoughts/prayers you have to spare for this trip, as it is being undertaken in difficult circumstances. But I won’t worry as I guess the One Who Knows Best, knows best!