Back in Kinshasa now and so closer to the journey home! We left Gemena today about noon and had to pull over for a Funeral procession coming toward us. They carry the coffin over the group's head and we could see that it was for a young child. Such a stark reminder of how fragile life here is. The flight to Kinshasa was a bit hazy again but you could still see the vastness of this forest and the small villages along the way. I know I am not a photographer but Pastor James has combined our photos so I will have ton's to choose from to show you Congo. (Don't worry, I will show restraint and be selective) As I flew along, I looked over all the photos on my phone and truly am grateful to be coming home. I love each of you so very much. We will go to two churches in Kinshasa tomorrow, have lunch with the congregations and then head to the airport. That should be the last dicey part and we will be on our way. Three of us go through Paris and three thru Brussels. I know I will be glad to get on Air France. As great as this trip has been, and it has been, it has been tough. I have learned so very much and am grateful.
I have been praying for each of you and can't wait to see you!