The Fun Has Just Begun

HELLO TO ALL OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS,

AND THANKS FOR ALL Y’ALLS SUPPORT AND AMEN’S.

WE’VE MADE IT TO OUR FINAL DESTINATION,

HOW WE GOT HERE, WE HAVE NO EXPLANATION.

WITH GOD’S GRACE AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SHARE,

GAVE US THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO PREPARE.

WE MISSED OUR FIRST FLIGHT FROM ASH OF A VOLCANO,

HAD US ALL STARTED THINKING THIS WAS NO BUENO.

WE STAYED THE NIGHT IN HOUSTON, WHICH TURNED OUT PRETTY COOL,

AS SOME OF US, WITH TRAVEL CLOTHES AND ALL, JUMPED IN THE POOL.

WE SAW GOD AT WORK WITH THE NIGHT WE HAD TO WAIT,

AS TO OUR SURPRISE THE NEXT MORNING, THE ASH WOULD DISSAPATE.

WE HAD MORE SET BACKS AS WE WERE LONDON BOUND,

WE LOST A PASSPORT, BUT WITH GOD’S GRACE IT WAS FOUND.

THE STRIKE WAS CALLED OFF, THAT WE’RE SO THANKFUL FOR,

IT WAS OUR WAY OF KNOWING HE WAS OPENING THE DOOR.

“JAMBO!!!” THEY SAID AS WE GOT A NICE GREET,

WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE ARE GOING TO MEET.

NOW IT’S TIME TO LEAVE SO WE CAN GET SOME REST,

WE HOPE YOU’LL FOLLOW UP ON THE REST OF OUR QUEST.

-Melissa Jones

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mama moran on May 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    We are so thankful that you made it to your final destination.. God does work and we all know it!!!! Take care and know that you are loved and will be in our daily prayers.

    Allie, Matt sends you hugs and kisses!!!

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  2. Posted by CC on May 18, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Yay!! glad you got there safe and sound 🙂 that in and of itself is an answered prayer!

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  3. Posted by Leah Capps on May 18, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    so glad yall finally made it! can’t wait to read about all that yall do. remember not to stay up all night the night before bonaface’s feeding =) LOVE YALL!!!

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  4. Posted by Garrett Rice on May 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    God bless you all!

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  5. Posted by Mama Palmer on May 18, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    Great poem, Melissa!!! You guys trust in God for everything. He has great plans for your team!

    Much love and many prayers!!!!

    Love you all!!

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  6. Posted by LJ on May 19, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    Ahhh I’m so glad y’all made it! I’ve been praying for you guys all day! ( and constantly checking the blog to get an update) So excited for you guys and the adventure you are about to embark on! Love you all and my prayers are with you!

    LJ

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  7. Posted by LJ on May 19, 2010 at 12:49 AM

    I thought i just left a comment but maybe it didn’t go through?

    Anyways boy am I glad that y’all finally made it!!! I’ve been praying for you guys all day.. I’m so excited for you guys and the adventure you are about to embark on! Have tons of fun and know I’ll be praying for y’all! Love you all

    LJ

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  8. Posted by Melanie Smith on May 20, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Glad you are there safe and ready to love on those Kenyan people who have waited for you. Praying for you and say hello to Fred in the dining hall at Gratia House! Melanie Smith

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  9. Posted by Carey Jones on May 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Great poem, Melissa. This old Baylor Grad, fellow Jones, and BB fan wishes the mission team Godspeed. I’ll say a prayer for God’s hand in all you do…and make a donation right now for this effort.
    Sic ’em Bears in Kenya!

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