We begin with a 17+ hour flight from JFK in New York City to Johannesburg to Maputo.
I will post as I am able from Africa.
Here is a prayer for the start of our journey...
O God, you called Abraham and Sarah to leave their home and protected them in all their wanderings; Grant those of us who travel now by land and air to Mozambique, a prosperous journey, a time of peace, and a safe arrival at our journey's end. Be to us a shadow in the heat, a refuge in the tempest, a protection in adversity, and grant that when life's pilgrimage is over we may arrive at the heavenly country; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Adapted from Prayers for the Start of a Journey, Christopher L. Webber, Church Publishing Corporation, New York, 1999)