We were very excited today to be at the DFW airport (Dallas, Texas) to receive Brian & Ruthie Gómez back home from a 2 year assignment where they served as associates and then interim pastors at the International Church of Barcelona. Little Sara has grown so much and is talking fluently and incessantly – memories of her Mommy and her Abuela (Cyndie). This was little Daniel’s first time to step on U.S. soil. He’ll be 1 year old in March. We were praying for Brian & Ruthie since the children had been sick before they boarded 2 1/2 hour British Airways flight to Heathrow in London. 1 hour and 45 min later, after running through the gauntlet of changing terminals, hauling luggage with a baby and toddler, going through several security checks and passport control, they boarded the BA direct flight to DFW. Unfortunately, once on the plane on the tarmac, the pilot announced some mechanical problems on the plane. Their takeoff was delayed 2 long hours.
The 9 1/2 hour flight had to cross Greenland and come in to the States from Hudson Bay to avoid the storm system which was ravaging central and eastern U.S. What a wonderful sight to see them finally come through the doors at the International Arrivals, safe & sound though totally worn out and exhausted. Vivian, Brian’s mother was also there with her husband and our oldest son Jonathan was there with his whole family. Distance and work made it impossible for the other siblings to be there. We all went to Vivian’s house in Argyle where she had prepared a wonderful lasagna & salad and a birthday cake for Brian.
Brian and Ruthie will be processing for full time missionary appointment and would appreciate your prayers. They will also be scheduling services in churches for itinerary once they go through all of the required candidacy process.
WELCOME HOME, BENVINGUTS, BIENVENIDOS, ONGI ETORRI, BEMVINDOS.