That being said, I find the process of shipping supplies to Africa amazing also. I checked in with John for an update on shipping of all our supplies. He and Chris built a shipping crate, 8'x4'x4', to pack all the parts, tools, equipment and a few work benches into. Paperwork has to be in order for shipping, which they have now. They plan to take the crate to the Houston port on Monday that will be transported by ship to a port in Africa. From there, it will travel by truck to New Day Orphanage in Zambia where we will be in April. This all takes several months! John said the crate weighs about 2,000 lbs loaded and will cost about $4,000 to ship. In the crate is not only supplies for our trip in April, but also supplies and equipment that can be left there at New Day for us to use when we go back for another trip. This is exciting!
A picture John sent me of the crate.
God, we pray that transporting the crate to Houston, the paperwork, and the process of shipping all go smoothly so that everything we need will be at New Day when we arrive. We pray for safe travels for John and Chris on the road from Temple to Houston.