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Lesson from the Amazon Part 10

Lost Flights and Found Blessings
by Kelly Moore

After the 13 hour fast boat adventure I spoke about in yesterday’s post we arrived in Tabatinga. We knew it was going to be a tight schedule to get to our plane but had no idea it would be this close. Our luggage was practically thrown from the boat onto the dock as we ran up the hill to catch the taxis that were waiting. You see, there is only one flight out of Tabatinga each day and we had to get there! When we arrived at the airport the plane was still at the gate but there were only 30 minutes before departure time. The man responsible for the ticketing and boarding of this flight never changed his expression or demeanor as he calmly told us we were too late to go through the security process and refused to even attempt to get us on the plane. No amount of ...

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Lesson from the Amazon Part 9

Taking the Fastboat
by Kelly Moore

Due to all the difficulties and unplanned delays, we had to finish the last 240ish miles on the Amazon by fastboat. The Amazon fastboat is like a cross between a Greyhound bus and a commuter airline flight.

We took a tiny flat bottom boat from our Amazon Vision boat to a dock a little way up river with luggage on one side and a life vest over the other shoulder. I have to admit that I was scared. So I just laughed the entire short trip. Standing on the floating peer from 4 - 6:30 a.m. waiting for the boat the conversation was easy and the laughter was plentiful! Relationships and friendships for life had been formed over this incredible trip. That is one of the benefits of trials and difficulties…they help to form bonds between people that might have never been connected before. I am so thankful for the new friends that I ...

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 8

Logs in the River
by Kelly Moore

It was a huge log. It seemed to come out of nowhere and it was too late to change course. I was on the front deck watching the sunset and saw it coming. I braced by holding on to the ladder and then heard the first hit at the front of the boat, then the hit in the middle created a huge jolt. I held my breath and waited - hoping it had somehow been pushed to the side. Then came the third hit. It was a different, disturbing sound as it ground into the propeller.

The boat began to shake violently, then the commotion began. I heard yelling and saw the crew running around. One of our interpreters came to the front deck and told me there was a fire in the kitchen! When the log hit the middle of the boat, directly below the kitchen, it caused the propane ...

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Lessons from the Amazon Part 7

Full Tilt
by Kelly Moore

Sometimes a problem comes along and we over-adjust. We learned today that over-adjusting / overcorrecting can be dangerous.

The boat captain was told of a shortcut that had been created from the rising water in the river and decided to turn the boat and head to the shortcut. We must have been coming up on it pretty fast because, rather than a steady turn to the right, he spun the wheel for a hard turn. The boat began to turn and tilt…35/40/45 degrees…then the turn of the wheel made its way fully to the rudder and the boat began a full tilt…50/60 degrees. Chairs and people were sliding toward the rail, in the small dining area the refrigerator, water cooler, and tables began to turn over with things beginning to fall from the shelves and break. We all thought we were going over and were grabbing hold of anything that seemed solidly connected. ...

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American Woman’s Bible - Review

We, as women, often times find ourselves feeling alone against the tide. We think that we are the only ones who have lived the hard story, walked the broken paths. But God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to show us that we are just one small piece of a larger picture by giving us the stories of the brave and bold women of the Bible to inspire us during our struggles.

Yet if you are like me then I know what you are thinking. But that was so long ago. I just can’t relate to those women. That was then and this is now and the gap just seems too large to bridge. I hear you! So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that Thomas Nelson Publishing along with Dr. Richard G. Lee were putting together the American Woman’s Bible - Women, Godly Virtues, and the Making ...

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