ARRIVING IN SAINT LUCIA 

ARRIVING IN SAINT LUCIA 

Welcome at Hewanorra International Airport

Welcome at Hewanorra International Airport

 After a relatively smooth, non - stop 3 hours 17 minutes flight, we landed at the Hewanorra International Airport in Saint Lucia. The quick, uneventful  immigration clearance pleased me.  I waited moderately long for my luggage and escorts. I passed the wait chatting with people, including a young boy whom I blessed.   

The folks meeting spotted me easily with my predescribed, big, yellow hat. The legible  YWAM SAINT LUCIA  sign revealed the  co- directors Guy and Marilyn and their 7yr old son Asaph.

 I immediately felt as if I was back home in Jamaica. 

Here’s a brief description :

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  • The ride to the YWAM’s base was incredibly long, but it was delightfully scenic and breathtakenly beautiful. 

  • We stopped at  various  touristy lookouts to take photos against the backdrop of majestic mountains and intricately sculpt  and valleys.  

  • The, “Kid in me frolicked”.  I breathe in the spice saturated air,  and visually and auditorily devoured all the  beautiful sights and pleasant sounds.

  • The highlight of the ride the base was stopping at a,  “Streetside Bakery” for hot-out-of-the-oven bread. Besides  being delectable,  it transported me back in time to my Kingston Technical High School days in Kingston, Jamaica when a huge lunch time feature was standing in line for hot,  buttered,  hard – dough – bread from the bakery adjacent to my high school.  Reminiscing these experiences are deliciously comforting . 

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  • At the Street side Bakery, my playfulness and folly emerged again as I gave Asaph a, “Piggyback ride“   Thankfully,  he was light weight.  No ensuing problem! 

  • Upon arrival in Castries, the  Chigojis greeted me cordially.  In plain sight, I saw together  the, “Subjects” of my dream.  The twin girls were just the size and images as in the dream.  Their three plus years old brother Sule Tsidkenue resembled the boy in the photos Mr. Chigoji sent me. I saw  Kashama and her mother again after first meeting them in The Bronx, New York.  

  • The first few days after arriving in Saint Lucia were spent with the Chigojis. We celebrated the twin girls in a Dedication  Ceremony at The Wesleyan Church. They gave me an opportunity to testify of God’s flawless direction of my mission to YWAM - Saint Lucia. My testimony was well received. The pastor wove it into his sermon.

  • On August 20, 2018 I began my work at the YWAM’S camp base in Rodney Bay.  I lived on campus all week and returned to the Chigojis in Castries for R & R and church attendance  on the weekends.

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  • The ride to the YWAM’s base was incredibly long, but it was delightfully scenic and breathtakenly beautiful. 

  • We stopped at  various  touristy lookouts to take photos against the backdrop of majestic mountains and intricately sculpt  and valleys.  

  • The, “Kid in me frolicked”.  I breathe in the spice saturated air,  and visually and auditorily devoured all the  beautiful sights and pleasant sounds.

  • The highlight of the ride the base was stopping at a,  “Streetside Bakery” for hot-out-of-the-oven bread. Besides  being delectable,  it transported me back in time to my Kingston Technical High School days in Kingston, Jamaica when a huge lunch time feature was standing in line for hot,  buttered,  hard – dough – bread from the bakery adjacent to my high school.  Reminiscing these experiences are deliciously comforting . 

  • At the Street side Bakery, my playfulness and folly emerged again as I gave Asaph a, “Piggyback ride“   Thankfully,  he was light weight.  No ensuing problem! 

  • Upon arrival in Castries, the  Chigojis greeted me cordially.  In plain sight, I saw together  the, “Subjects” of my dream.  The twin girls were just the size and images as in the dream.  Their three plus years old brother Sule Tsidkenue resembled the boy in the photos Mr. Chigoji sent me. I saw  Kashama and her mother again after first meeting them in The Bronx, New York.  

  • The first few days after arriving in Saint Lucia were spent with the Chigojis. We celebrated the twin girls in a Dedication  Ceremony at The Wesleyan Church. They gave me an opportunity to testify of God’s flawless direction of my mission to YWAM - Saint Lucia. My testimony was well received. The pastor wove it into his sermon.

  • On August 20, 2018 I began my work at the YWAM’S camp base in Rodney Bay.  I lived on campus all week and returned to the Chigojis in Castries for R & R and church attendance  on the weekends.

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