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Charles
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Friends, We arrived safely i…
Friends,
We arrived safely in Kinshasa on Tuesday evening, local time. Yesterday, we made several stops; the requisite stop at Vodacom for sim cards, a visit to the Protestant University of Congo, and the fabric store (sensory overload).

Some of you may be aware, last Friday, Melissa and I paid a visit to the Delta counter at San Antonio International Airport, to see if we might be able to get a break on the excess baggage fees, for 10 pieces. We had hoped for discount, or perhaps an extra bag for each of us. But about 45 minutes later, we walked away with a waive for ALL 14 checked pieces; the two each we were allowed plus the 10 excess pieces. This saved a total of $2,000.00! We still have some luggage and freight fees for the domestic airline, CAA, which we will fly from Kinshasa to Kananga, on Saturday, 6/6.

You may be wondering what will happen to your donated funds, since we were fortunate to save on Delta/Air France baggage fees. We will be able to direct these saving to actual projects and work on the ground, which is much better than lining the pockets of the airline.

I will be posting photos to Facebook over the next few weeks as I have internet connectivity. If you haven't sent me a friend request, please do.

Thanks again for the support, financial and prayer, as we work here in DRC.

Warmest regards,
Charles
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Charles
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Dear Sean, Thank you very m…
Dear Sean,

Thank you very much for the generous donation. It will be a big help with the excess baggage fees. When I get back from Congo, I'll send you an email with some photos of the work we did.

Thanks again.
Charles
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Joanne Yam
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