It was her first international flight. In fact, it was her very first time to see, be on, and travel in an airplane of any kind! And, her two hour layover in Seattle was too short for her to be processed through U.S. Immigration and Customs. No problem. She calmly rescheduled a later flight to Spokane.
Her host family was awaiting her arrival in Spokane ... at the wrong gate! No problem. She retrieved her baggage and was waiting ... cool, calm, and collected ... for them to come and welcome her to America and her new life with them in Coure d'Alene, Idaho.
This began the next chapter in Rebecca's dream that is coming true. It involves a lot of new beginnings.
- A new country.
- A new culture.
- A new context for life .. staying with a new family.
- A new college ... not just a different one in a new nation, but first time to BE in college.
- A new climate ... colder than any African could imagine during the winter ... maybe the fall and spring too!
|Dinner with Rebecca's host family, the Snyders|
|"Do these jackets come in an extra small?"|
Andrew, Brian and Maren firstborn, works in the clinic. It was obvious from the tour that Rebecca and her native country of Uganda is well known by most of the staff there. Some of them expressed a desire to come to Uganda.
|Rebecca & Pam pay a visit to Andrew's office at the clinic|
The Hunters and Maren Snyders made a trip to the campus of North Idaho College. Rebecca has already begun classes and she joined them on campus.
A tour had been scheduled and was conducted by Erik, the Director of International Students at North Idaho College. The college has a relatively small enrollment of 3,000. The campus facility is beautiful and spacious and seems perfect for Rebecca. The brochure, with an aerial view of it's campus, promises "START HERE ... GO ANYWHERE!"
Of course, it is not that easy. Rebecca will have to complete her general educational requirements over the next year or two and then apply for entrance to the Nursing School. The competition is strong and the spots in the program are limited. Rebecca will have to score a minimum of points just to qualify for an interview to enter it. She was encouraged to take the process a day at a time and do her best with every responsibility given to her.
REBECCA'S DREAM TEAM. Her education will require several years of school and Rebecca is trusting God to be her Provider ... though she has no financial resources of her own. God will use you and others in delivering God's provision as He makes this amazing dream come true. The last chapter is far from being written, but this is the next chapter.
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