Friday, March 04, 2011

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.

It's hard to believe, but God willing, I'll be in Latvia within 48 hours.

My team leaves campus at 11:15 tomorrow morning for the Knoxville airport. From there we have a connecting flight to DC. Then it's across the old Atlantic Ocean to Frankfurt (where there hopefully will be no more delays from the terrorist attack there two days ago) and then on to Riga, the capital of Latvia. From there on I'm not exactly clear on what's happening, but apparently somebody from the Church in LimbaĹži is picking us up at some point and taking us there.

So that's the itinerary. Always subject to change of course––I understand that the last group got stranded in Holland overnight or something like that––but the itinerary it is nevertheless.

Anyhow, I've had this line from Bilbo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring going through my head for the last few days:  

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.... You step out onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to."


Halifirien Pilgrim said...

How exciting! I'll be praying. I'm helping the dean get ready to take a group to Australia. So many adventures happening this week!

That's one of my all-time favorite quotes. :)

Andrew said...

Wow, I should try and get Bryan to do a group to Australia next time :)