TANCAN 2013 - Day 1 & 2 - Flying with Anticipation

Here we sit in Zurich airport, awaiting our flight to Dar es Salaam, TZ...  Some of us left home as early as 4 a.m. on Saturday morning and are still going strong, smiles in tact!  Due to the recent fire in Nairobi airport (thankfully no one was harmed), our flights have been changed and things are a bit behind schedule.  We've had an extra 3 hours in the airport here, but being Swiss, it's a lovely airport with lots of space, natural light, plants growing, great view of the hillside and planes on the tarmack, and incredibly clean.  One of our teammates, Agatha, commented upon arrival: "It's so clean, I could sleep on the floor!"  :)  I agree!!  We are enjoying these comforts while they last.

10 of our team are here and we are getting to know each other well - we are blessed with a great team dynamic already!  1 of our team has already landed in Dar, 3 more to follow in about 30 minutes now, and finally 2 more are still in Canada, awaiting to get on a plane tomorrow (they needed to re-book due to delay at initial check-in).

Please pray for our safe arrival, and for those on the ground in Dar, especially Fr. Varghese, our faithful Site Director, who has been making late trips to the airport several nights in a row -- and now has our late arrival tonight.  We are scheduled to land at 12:05 a.m. Monday morning (TZ time).

As soon as we have internet connectivity, we will post again :)

Tanzania, here we come!!!