We had a relaxing 4 day stopover in Paris in route from Bamako to California. Yesterday, we arrived without incident at LAX. We used a brand new phone app that was just implemented by US Customs that allowed us to bypass the lines for passport processing and customs and fast tracked us to the next available agent. This reduced what is normally a 30-45 minute wait down to less than five minutes! Unfortunately, one of our pieces of baggage was missing so all the time saved was made up hopelessly waiting at the baggage carrousel. 90 minutes later, we were on our way hoping to be reunited with our bag in a couple of days.
We picked up our rental car and headed to Tustin, where we’ll be staying for the next five months. We’re grateful to be staying in one of Calvary Church’s missionary houses for the duration of our trip.