It has been a long journey, but we arrived in Chad today. We flew out of Rochester at 5:40 AM on Monday and about 27 hours later, we landed in Chad. We had a four-hour layover in Washington DC, followed by a 12 or 13 hour flight to Ethiopia. After about three hours in Ethiopia, we flew to N'Djamena, Chad. The capital of Chad is on the western border of the nation. Our final destination will be eastern Chad.
When we landed in N'Djamena Tuesday – there was a lot of paperwork. There is normal "entering the country" paperwork, but we have more paperwork to fill out to be approved to go to the interior. That is why we have to always stay one night in the capital – waiting for that approval.
(This is Anthanase, the director of World Concern in Chad, helping Nate will out his paperwork.)
Here is the outside of the airport. USA Today listed this airport as one of the dirtiest airports in the world about a year ago.
We have run into a problem that you can pray about. Our UN plane that we are to take tomorrow morning is broken down. They tried to fix it today but haven't been able to yet. So we may go out in the afternoon or even Thursday morning. I will keep you updated daily if I'm able.