Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday Night From Abeokuta

If you read the blog every night from your email, you only get the latest post by email. If we have posted twice or three times during the day you will miss the earlier post. You must go back to the website itself and look. I will try to mention if I am posting for a second or third time during the day but sometimes I get the days mixed up.

So, this is the second post for Wednesday.

It is late Wednesday night/Thursday morning and we are in the hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. We arrived here safe and mostly sound about 11 PM.

Right after I posted this morning from Frankfurt, Germany, they announced a gate change. It was only 43 gates away. We arrived at the new gate in time to sit down, listen to the announcement and get back up and go stand in line so everyone could be run through passport control.

When it was time to go, they loaded us on buses and drove us about 15 minutes to the other side of the airport or the other side of Germany, I am not sure which, and put us on the plane

The flight from Frankfurt to Lagos, Nigeria was 6 1/2 hours long. Once we got going, time "flew" by.

We got off the plane In Lagos and made it through customs and immigration and then went to baggage claim and started the long wait for the luggage. We waited about 45 minutes or so for luggage.

While we were waiting, Bro. Clement came and helped us and stayed with us until Bro. Shobanke ariived. Bro. Clement works at the airport in immigration. He is always a huge help to us. 

Bro. Shobanke and his men were a little late getting to the airport. There was a really bad tanker accident between Abeokuta and Lagos. They arrived about 30 minutes or so after we retrieved our baggage and made it to the door.

They could not go back the normal route because of the accident, so they went a different route. It was longer and the roads were in rough shape but we made it just fine. We left the airport about 7:20 and arrived at the hotel at 11:00 PM. 

We are trying to get situated here and get in the bed. We have been traveling since 10:15 Tuesday morning Eastern time and it is now almost 6:00 Tuesday evening Eastern time. It is time for a long winter's nap.

We get back on the road tomorrow to drive a couple states away Osun State for a couple of days of camp meeting.  If we have Wi-Fi there, we will let you know what is going on. If not, it does look like we will have it here in Abeokuta when we return Saturday.

Thank you so much for reading and thank you for praying.



  1. Praying for you both and the work there in Nigeria. Safe travels!
    Bruce & Cilla

    1. Thank you, friends. We did sleep well overnight and that is an answer to prayer!

      Are you all going to surprise us by showing up in Nigeria?


  2. That would be the granddaddy of all surprises !
    I think you are safe to not expect that!
    Take care my friend.

    1. Was that you two walking down the street trying to sneak up on us?



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