It took Mark a litle over three days to make it home from China so by the time he arrived at the Birmingham Airport a few minutes before 9 AM, he was pretty tired. He had flown with his team from Beijing to Los Angeles where he and the others who are returning to China for a second year spent a day doing their initial orientation. Last night he flew from LA to Charlotte, NC, and after a two-hour layover, on to Birmingham. We left the cabin about 6 AM, drove to Birmingham, picked up NIck, and then went to the airport to meet Mark. After a very happy reunion, we made our way to the Waffle House for a celebratory meal. After pondering what I should say, I can report that in every way, it lived up to my expectations. No one went away hungry.
Here are a few photos from the morning:
Mark and Nick at the Airport
A Very Happy Mother
Mark and Marlene
Big Feast at the Waffle House
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About Dr. Ray Pritchard
Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 27 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 37 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and two grandsons--Knox and Eli. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
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