On Thursday 27 June, our USA blending trip begins! Most of us booked the same midday flight from Gatwick Airport to Los Angeles Airport. It was a long direct flight of 11 hours but we finally landed and were very excited to arrive to our first city.
Awaiting us were some saints from the UK who hired cars. One of the drivers was on a slightly later flight and so a group of us had to wait for them to arrive before we could leave the airport. Praise the Lord for our wait because during this time two other travellers were able to hear the gospel and receive the Lord ! Thank You Lord for Victoria and Scarlett from Taiwan – keep them in Your fellowship, Lord. What a Testimony – that the Lord used this situation to give His life to some.
Whilst heading to our hospitality provided to us by the wonderful saints in the church in Cerritos, we were immediately impressed with the many glorious palm trees all over the city. Having left the airport, the difference between the weather in the UK and in America was instantly noticeable – no rain and more sun! We were also astonished by the huge scale of everything in the US compared to the UK, from the wide roads and bulky cars to the enormous food portions!
We had finally reached our hospitality !! All the sisters were staying in a beautiful hospitality house that the saints in Cerritos had provided us. The brothers were staying a few minutes walk away in a brothers’ house.
A few of us had arrived on earlier flights, and were picked up by a sister who used to live in the UK before, and whose family lives in Cerritos. It was so wonderful to hear the testimonies of the saints over a yummy dinner !
Once we were all at the hospitality house, it was time for showers and sleep !!!