Friday, October 5, 2012

And then there were six...

Today marked the start of the Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation. The group, seven of us, were to meet up in our hostel. However, one of us didn't make it ... our delegation leader.

I had been pretty sure that when I arrived here safely after my threesome of pre-travel trials, I was set for a smooth delegation.  Apparently, I was wrong.

Our delegation leader was turned away when he arrived in Istanbul. Put on a plane and sent back home.
As I haven't asked him if it's acceptable to share, I won't go into the reason he was given.

This could be a point at which I throw up my hands. "Seriously, God?!? Really?!?" But all I see are what we have going for us. Our collective cup is definitely more than half full.

Thankfully, our group has handled the news of this setback with calm. Thankfully, there is a CPT representative in our group. She has some of the information, contacts, and other things we need. Thankfully, I have spent the last few days in Istanbul and have been able to navigate some of the details while we're here.  Thankfully, we'll be meeting other CPTers tomorrow, who can take on some of the vacated leadership responsibilities. Thankfully...

I feel calm. Julian of Norwich's words come to mind and, given the last few weeks, I can't help but to trust them: All will be well and all will be well and all manner of things will be well.

1 comment:

  1. Cory, watching and listening,and keeping you in our thoughts. Stay safe and that boot out of trouble! David and Mary