You have probably heard about the terror plot, arrests, and massive security measures at airports in Great Britain. Kay and I were finishing a few days of vacation with Jennifer in Scotland.
As part of the security measures, hand baggage was not allowed on the plane. No electronics. No computers. No water to drink. No books to read.
Even my Chapstick lip balm was not allowed. I tossed it into a trash can at the security checkpoint.
We were given a clear, plastic bag. We were allowed to have money, credit cards, passports, tickets, and prescription medicine.
Perhaps a new fashion trend in travel luggage is starting!
The lines were long. But people were very patient and understanding.
As we left the conference, I shared a taxi with another staff couple. They dropped out of the taxi first at the railway station. As they removed their bags, they gave the taxi driver a copy of the Jesus film DVD. As he got back into the taxi to take me to the car rental location, he was very excited. He said he had been having some questions about religion and looked forward to watching the story of Jesus. We talked for about 10 minutes as he drove to the Hertz facility. He said he had many questions about how we came into being, how the world began, and the relationship between science and religion. I gave him the website address origins.org that addresses many of these issues. As I left the taxi, I gave him a business card and invited him to contact me with any questions after watching the film. As he drove away, I prayed for him. He now knows 3 people who truly follow Jesus.
We’re happy to be back home. The holidays in Scotland with Jennifer were very special as we heard amazing stories of her summer in Uganda helping lead the mission project of 90 missionary kids. The Western Europe staff conference was a tremendous time of hearing from God personally, and connecting with our co-laborers around Western Europe in dreaming, praying, and planning for the day when everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.