Croatia Winter 2015 Day 1 (February 27)

Croatia Winter 2015

Hello Folks,

It's been awhile since I have last spoken to you and wanted to reach out and let you know that I am back in Croatia! 

We headed to Croatia yesterday and meant to ask for prayer prior to our traveling and definitely needed them. I am here with Shannon Johnston (Sis), our administrative assistant for HiS PRINT and was supposed to be here Joe Page, too. Joe was delayed a day due to a problem with his passport and was not allowed to board the plane when we left on Thursday afternoon. So Sis and I traveled alone!

The trip was scheduled to open more opportunities for us with bringing small business to Croatia to stimulate the economy and create much needed jobs for people in Sisak and surrounding villages! Joe has arranged several meetings with several Croatian and USA based businesses in the capital of Zagreb. Now it looks like it was going to be me heading up these meetings, and for those of you who know the intellectual capacity of this ole' baseball coach, that is not a good thing. We also have been granted an audience with a US Embassy representative and is working on getting us an audience with the Ambassador. That is scheduled for Wednesday and will let you know how that goes!

Well, with Joe left behind and some troubles in Amsterdam with connecting flights, we made it here to our second home at HiS HOUSE on Friday afternoon.  Janko, our Croatian brother, was so excited to see us, but was definitely disappointed that Joe was not with us. So we could have used those pre-travel prayers and won't make that mistake again. In the meantime, Joe was working behind the scenes back in the states to try and get a new passport and to get here as quickly as possible!  And to let you know, Joe made it and we surprised Janko after all! And what a surprise it was!!!

It was a busy day today of traveling and I will fill you in after I get some rest! It is 8:00 in the evening and I need to head to the bus station to pick up one of the football players from Split, who is coming to stay with while we are here and will be taking back the football gear that we brought with us!

Blessings to each of you and please keep us in your thought and prayers! Have a wonderful God filled day!