It's been 3 years since hubby and I have stepped foot in the country of Turkey. Our daughter is a seasoned traveler and would do it full-time instead of kindergarten if she could. Our son was 1 when we went and was terrible; granted it was probably his age, but it's made me leery of taking him on any plane ride over 4 hours.
All that to say, Jason is leaving Monday to go see some friends in Turkey and fall in love with the country all over again. Since it's been 3 years I'd forgotten about "The Turkey Effect". Every time God has told us to go visit that country Satan tries his hardest to hinder us. We have been down to one car and a friend lent us one of theirs. In the last couple of days, the borrowed car has died on us three times and we woke up yesterday to a flat tire. The boy is sick and the kids (they never do this) got in a fist fight yesterday at the neighbor's house. Something that's also part of the Turkey Effect is usually getting robbed at least once while actually in the country. We've been robbed 5 different times while in the country. Trust me, that says nothing about the country and everything about our being there.
Those of you who are prayers, please lift us up as we prepare for next week. He will leave Monday and probably return on Saturday. Please pray that nothing physical, emotional or spiritual is taken from us in the coming weeks. Hey, you could even pray that $1,000 would materialize so that we could fix our car.
I know this kind've stuff just happens on overseas trips, anyone else have a good story???